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9917 Keynes is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.65 years.<ref name="JPLSBDB">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Discovered on June 26, 1979 by Carlos Torres at the Cerro El Roble Astronomical Station, it was given the provisional designation "1979 MK"<ref>(9917) 1979 MK Minor Planet Center's Minor Planet Ephemeris Service</ref> and later named Keynes after British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946).<ref name="JPLSBDB"/> This choice of name may have been inspired by the provisional designation (MK).


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