David J. Tholen

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David J. Tholen is an American astronomer.

He works at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii.

He specializes in planetary and solar system astronomy.

He has discovered a number of asteroids, including the lost 1998 DK36, which may be an Apohele asteroid.

He won the H. C. Urey Prize in 1990.

He is one of the three co-discoverers of asteroid 2004 MN4 along with Roy Tucker and Fabrizio Bernardi. This asteroid will closely approach the earth on 13 April 2029 and appear as bright as a third magnitude star.

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