(12448) Mr. Tompkins = 1996 XW18
Discovered 1996 December 12 by M. Tichý and Z. Moravec at Kle.
 Mr. Tompkins is the bank clerk well known from George Gamow's popular books Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland and Mr. Tompkins Explores the Atom. His fantastic dreams and adventures help explain Einstein's theory of relativity, cosmology, atomic structure and quantum theory.
 (MPC 41032 | 2000 July 26)


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