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This minor planet's name derives from the circumstances of its discovery. Three radar observatories were studying it simultaneously: Goldstone Observatory in California, the Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope in Ukraine, and Kashima Space Communication Center in Japan. The first few letters of each of the sites were taken to form this name.

The symbol of this apollo asteroid is a circle, representing the earth, with three lines going up from it (one perpendicular, two tangent), meeting to a point above, and one small echo line coming back from the convergence, representing its tripartite radio detection.

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