Ypres

Asteroid 10120, Ypres, was discovered on December 18, 1992 by Eric W. Elst at Caussols. It has a period of 5 years, 244 days.

It was named for the town of Ieper (Ypres) in the West Flanders region of Belgium, an ancient cloth-weaving city which was the scene of three battles during World War I, including the Second Battle of Ypres, in which poison gas (chlorine) was used on the Western Front for the first time, by the Germans against British, Canadian, French, Senegalese and Algerian Allied troops.

Henk Middleraad links asteroid Ypres with inability to exploit advantage, lack of advance planning and/or coping with sudden disaster.



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