Asteroid 27719, Fast, was discovered on September 26, 1989 by Eric W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory. It has a period of 6 years, 99 days and is about 9 1/3 miles in diameter.

it was named for Russian mathematician Wilhelm Fast (1936-2005), who directed a project to model the impact of the Tunguska event of 1908 from the millions of trees flattened and charred by the explosion, and for his daughter Annie (born 1978), who assisted in subsequent projects.

The meaning of asteroid Fast seems to be: fast (Henk Middelraad); also, possibly, to fast, to bind fast, activism against atrocity, to model or reconstruct disasters or accidents.

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