Young

Asteroid 2165, Young, was discovered on September 7, 1956 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana, to which is assigned the credit for its discovery. It has a period of 5 years, 195 days.

It was named after prominent 19th-century American astronomer Charles Augustus Young (1834-1908), a professor of astronomy at Dartmouth College in his hometown of Hanover, New Hampshire (where his father and grandfather had also been professors) and then at Princeton University, where he was known affectionately as "Twinkle" Young by the students. His accomplishments were great, but he, like any other human, made mistakes, e.g.: A mysterious green line in the Sun's spectroscopic profile he believed (with the naivete of a 19th-century scientist) was due to the presence of an element he called "coronium"; not until the 1930s was this line shown to be due to the presence of ionized iron in the Sun's makeup.

Charles A. Young


The meaning of asteroid Young seems to be what its name might suggest: having to do with youth or the young

The glyph for Young is mine.



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