(7984) Marius = 1980 SM
Discovered 1980 September 29 by Z. Vávrová at Kle.
 Simon Marius (1573–1625) was court astronomer in Ansbach. He discovered the Jovian satellites, but published his observations after Galileo, who accused him of plagiarism and ruined his reputation. Marius suggested the names for the satellites and also measured the diameter of the Andromeda Galaxy.
 (MPC 87545 | 2014 March 16)


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