Asteroid 1637, Swings, was discovered on August 28, 1936 by Joseph Hunaerts at Uccle, Belgium. It has a period of 5 years, 140 days and is 45.15 kilometers (about 28 miles) in diameter.

It was named for Belgian astronomer Pol Swings (1906-1983), a past president of the IAU (1964-1967) who was a specialist in the physics of comets.

Pol Swings

The meaning of asteroid Swings seems to be: to be hung (punished); to swing (literally or figuratively); possibly, swings.

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