Tinker


Asteroid 22830, Tinker, discovered on September 7, 1999 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team (LINEAR) at Socorro, New Mexico. It has a period of 5 years, 137 days.

It was named for Huntsville, Alabama middle-school science-fair contestant Joel Jack Tinker (born 1994), who was a finalist in the 2006 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC) for his engineering project.

Joel Tinker


The meaning of asteroid Tinker, according to Henk Middelraad, who designed the glyph, is: tinker, bungler.



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