46610 Bésixdouze

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46610 Bésixdouze
Planetary characteristics
Orbitsemi-major axis 2.270 AU, eccentricity 0.181
Year1249.26 days
Population (2013)10 (permanent)
~75 (transient)
Political AffiliationBelters
GovernmentColony of 3 Juno
CapitalAdministered from Juno City, 3 Juno
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46610 Bésixdouze is a main belt asteroid discovered by Kin Endate and Kazuo Watanabe on October 15, 1993. Its name was suggested by F. Hemery and J. Grygar in 1993, as a reference to the French novella The Little Prince. The title character lived on an asteroid named "B612" ("bé-six-douze" in French, pronounced "bay-seese-dooze"), which is 46610 written in hexadecimal notation.

It is probably because of this reference that the Belters established their first (and largest) child daycare and elementary school facilities on this asteroid.