(6594) Tasman = 1987 MM1
Discovered 1987 June 25 by A. Mrkos at Kle.
 Named for the Dutch navigator and explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman (c. 1603-c. 1659), who explored the south Pacific and discovered Tasmania, New Zealand, Tonga and the Fiji Islands. Name suggested by G. V. Williams, who made the identifications involving this object.
 (MPC 30100 | 1997 June 20)


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