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274301 Wikipedia (provisional designations: , , ) is an asteroid orbiting in the asteroid belt. It was discovered by the Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory in August 2008.〔 The asteroid was named after the online encyclopedia Wikipedia in January 2013.〔
== Discovery ==
The asteroid was discovered by astronomers from the Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory (A50) in Ukraine, the country's only privately owned observatory,〔 which has discovered over 90 asteroids since 2003.〔 It was first observed by the Andrushivka team on August 25, 2008, at 22:47 (UTC).〔 It was also observed on the next night and it received provisional designation .〔 After it was also observed on September 6 by the Andrushivka team, the orbit of the asteroid was calculated accurately. It was shown that the asteroid was the same as and previously spotted by observatories Caussols-ODAS (France), Mt. Lemmon Survey and Steward Observatory (both in Arizona, U.S.).〔 On April 18, 2011, the asteroid received the number 274301.〔 The composition of the asteroid is not known but it is likely to consist, like other asteroids from the asteroid belt, of a mixture of rock and metal.〔
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