Asteroid 23116, Streich, was discovered January 3, 2000 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) Team in Socorro, New Mexico. It has a period of 4 years, 59 days and is slightly less than 2 1/2 miles in diameter.

It was named for Philip Vidal Streich (1991-2012), of Platteville, Wisconsin, who was awarded first place and Best in Category in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his chemistry project, and received the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award. A science prodigy and entrepreneur who discovered a way to liquefy graphene, something previously thought impossible, he was killed in an accident on his family's farm when he was 21, the year before he was scheduled to receive his bachelor's degree from Harvard.

Philip Streich

Astrologically, asteroid Streich seems to indicate what its name might suggest: to stretch, to rack, to torment.

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