Asteroid 11727, Sweet, was discovered May 1, 1998 by the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking Team (NEAT) at Haleakala Observatory in Maui County, Hawaii. It has a period of 3 years, 247 days.

It was named for Merle Sweet (born 1942), assistant superintendent at the Palomar Observatory.

The meaning of asteroid Sweet seems to be: sweet (or sour)

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