2037 Tripaxeptalis

This minor planet's name is a reference to two of the possible factorizations of the number 2037: 3 times 679, as in 679 Pax, and 7 times 291, as in 291 Alice — hence, "Tri Pax Sept Alice." The discoverer and namer of this asteroid, Paul Wild, was fond of punny or unusual names like this one.

The symbol for this minor planet is a composition of the symbols for these two mathematical namesakes. But, since I haven't devised a symbol yet for 291 Alice, the referent of which is unknown, I don't know what that will look like. Stay tuned.

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