Asteroid 2867, Steins, was discovered on November 4, 1969 by Nikolai Chernykh at Nauchnyj, Ukraine. It has a period of 3 years, 303 days. The European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe visited it and imaged it in 2008.

It was named for Karlis Steins (1911-1983), a Russian-born Latvian astronomer and science popularizer of the Soviet era.

Karlis Steins

The meaning of asteroid Steins seems to be: to be treated like an adult. It can also be a name asteroid for people named Stein.

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