Guardamano


Asteroid 21615, Guardamano, was discovered on May 10, 1999 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) Team at Socorro, New Mexico. It has a period of 3 years,167 days and is slightly over one mile in diameter.

It was named for Canadian high school student Andrew Lacson Guardamano (born 1986), of Edmonton, who won second place in the 2005 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his health-science team project, "Lobitonin in Cancer Treatment Phase II," which investigated the alleged medicinal properties of a Southeast Asian fruit which Guardamano's grandmother credited with curing her breast cancer.

Andrew Guardamano


The meaning of asteroid Guardamano seems to be to guard against trouble or interference; possibly, natural health remedies or scientific investigation of alternative medical treatments.



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