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Richard Miles

Thanks Denis for keeping us informed on this naming. I had a distant memory that several other names had been considered for Eros (1898 DQ), the first near-Earth asteroid discovered. Eros remained quite a special object up until Pluto was found, in that only three other NEAs were discovered during the intervening 32 years, one of which (719 Albert) was subsequently lost for all of that time.