Gross


Asteroid 33800, Gross, was discovered on November 8, 1999 by Charles W. Juels at Fountain Hills, Arizona. It has a period of 5 years, 271 days.

It was named for American amateur astronomer John Gross (born 1959), operator of the Winer Observatory, an automated observatory in Sonoita, Arizona which is used for research on asteroids and variable stars.

The meaning of asteroid Gross seems to be what the name might suggest: gross (Henk Middelraad); to shrink back, be revolted.



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