Asteroid 11697, Estrella, was discovered on March 31, 1998 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team (LINEAR) at Socorro, New Mexico. It has a period of 3 years, 214 days.

It was named for Manila high school student Allan Noriel Estrella (born 1984), who was a finalist in the 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

The meaning of asteroid Estrella seems to be: keep the faith; astrology (Raymond Scott [formerly Andrews])

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