Asteroid 23060, Shepherd, was discovered December 7, 1999 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) Team at Socorro, New Mexico. It has a period of 4 years, 71 days.

It was named for Plano, Texas high-school teacher Karen Shepherd, who mentored a finalist in the 2005 Intel Science Talent Search.

Karen Shepherd

The meaning of asteroid Shepherd seems to be: to guide, keep or put on course; possibly, sheepherding or sheep raising.

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