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The object of the Main asteroid belt was named after the Ural writer Krapivin

Ural writer Vladislav Krapivin

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EKATERINBURG, March 21. /TASS/. One of the objects of the Main asteroid belt named after the Ural writer Vladislav Krapivin. The international astronomical Union was awarded minor planet name KRAPIVIN, reported in Department of information policy of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region.

“New object received the provisional name WQ100 2009, was discovered in the Main asteroid belt on November 21, 2009, after refinement of the orbit of a new heavenly body got a permanent room – 407243. According to the rules of the International astronomical Union, which oversees the issue of naming newly discovered heavenly bodies, the name of the minor planet gives its discoverer – Timur Kryachko, who decided to name a minor planet named after the famous Ural writer”, – stated in the message .

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As indicated in the representation sent to the minor planet Center of the International astronomical Union, in the books of Krapivin “is a story about people living the high ideals of friendship, love, honor, loyalty. The main theme of his works is the responsibility of adults for children. And in this world, will be true always. In addition, Vladislav Krapivin – author of the spectacular and fantastic works, where possible move to parallel universes, deep space travel and adventure in the asteroids”.

Vladislav Krapivin – the Ural writer, founder of the children’s “Carabela” squadron. The main directions of “Carabela”, created in 1961, – ships, fencing, history of the Navy. Earlier, the squad had the status of pioneer squads, Krapivin led the “Caravel” for over 30 years. Today in different areas and training programs in the unit are constantly engaged in more than 200 children, teenagers and young men from Ekaterinburg.

The main asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, where the accumulated set of objects of various sizes, mostly of irregular shape, called asteroids or small planets.

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