Greifswald



Asteroid 10114, Greifswald, was discovered on September 4, 1992 by Lutz D. Schmadel and Freimut Borngen at Tautenburg, Thuringia, Germany. It has a period of 4 years, 326 days and is slightly less than 5 miles in diameter.

It was named for Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, a member city of the medieval trading league known as the Hanseatic League on the Baltic Sea with a university, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, established in the 15th century that had an astronomical tradition that was revived in modern times with the establishment of the Greifswald Observatory.

The meaning of asteroid Greifswald seems to be:valley of grief, slough of despond, purgatory.



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