Asteroid 6456, Golombek, was discovered on July 27, 1992 by Eleanor F. "Glo" Helin and Kenneth J. Lawrence at Palomar Mountain Observatory near San Diego. It has a period of 3 years, 90 days.

It was named for NASA scientist Matthew P. Golombek.

Matthew Golombek

The meaning of asteroid Golombek seems to be: pit of suffering, bloodbath (as in "Colomb-ine"?)

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