Spirit



Asteroid, 37452, Spirit, was discovered on September 24, 1960 by C. J. van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels as part of the Palomar-Leiden Survey. It has a period of 7 years, 310 days and is about 5 1/2 miles in diameter.

It was named for NASA's 2004 Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.

Spirit


The meaning of asteroid Spirit seems to be what its name suggests: spirit (as in spirit, or spirits, as in distilled liquor or the paranormal)



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