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(136617) 1994 CC is a near-Earth asteroid that was discovered on February 3, 1994, by Spacewatch's Jim Scotti.<ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In June 2009 it was shown to be a triple system, i.e. the largest body is orbited by two satellites; only about one percent (1%) of near-Earth asteroids observed by a radar are found to be triple systems such as this one.<ref name=neo20090806> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The only other unambiguously identified triple asteroid in the near-Earth population is (153591) 2001 SN263, which was discovered to be a triple system in 2008.


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