Asteroid 6440, Ransome, was discovered September 8, 1988 by Antonin Mrkos at Klet.Observatory. It has a period of 3 years, 309 days and is about 2 4/5 miles in diameter.

It was named for classic British children's author Arthur Ransome (1884-1967)

Arthur Ransome

Astrologically, though, asteroid Ransome seems to be about what its name might suggest: ransom; bribery, bribes (Henk Middelraad)

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