Asteroid 2160, Spitzer, was discovered on September 7, 1956 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana, which gets the credit for its discovery. It has a period of 4 years, 341 days.

It was named after astronomer Lyman Spitzer, Jr. {1914-1997}, who was instrumental in establishing the importance of making astronomical observations from spacecraft and has also been involved in nuclear fusion research because of his knowledge about superheated plasma.

Lyman Spitzer

The meaning of asteroid Spitzer: to come to the point (Damien Foor); repression, expedience, breaking through obstacles; possibly, hypocrisy issues, meeting/failing to meet the moral standards one sets down for others.

The glyph for Spitzer is mine.

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