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31 July 1979

In 1979 a new planet, which was named after Kanysh Satpayev, was discovered

On July 31, 1979 in endless ocean of heavenly bodies astronomer Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh discovered a new planet which was named after outstanding Kazakh scientist Kanysh Satpayev. Every five years it goes near the Earth in its orbit.