::James Whitney Young


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James Whitney Young (January 24, 1941) is an American astronomer who worked in the field of asteroid research. After nearly 47 years with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at their Table Mountain Facility, Young retired July 16, 2009.

He was a very prolific asteroid observer of both physical properties and astrometric positions, and had discovered some 390 main belt asteroids since 2002, as well as two NEOs (2003 BV35 and 2003 RW11), two Trojan asteroids (2002 VQ and 2003 FE42), three Mars crossers, (2005 SA, 2005 SB, and 2007 WX3), and one extra-galactic supernova (SN 2004eg).

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