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Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers
Asteroids discovered: 2
2 Pallas March 28 1802
4 Vesta March 29 1807

Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers (October 11, 1758March 2, 1840) was a German astronomer, physician and physicist.


  • Cunningham, C. J. (2006). The Origin of the Asteroids: Olbers versus Regner. Star Lab Press. ISBN 0-9708162-5-1. 
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