Asteroid 5887, Yauza, was discovered on September 24, 1976 by N.S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj, Ukraine. It has a period of 3 years, 104 days.

It was named for a river in Russia, one of the tributaries of the Moskva River, which flows into the Moskva at Moscow.

The Yauza River in Moscow

Astrologically, asteroid Yauza's meaning seems to be what its name might suggest to an American: "yowza" (an exclamation, signifying exuberant triumph or celebratory spirit)


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