1992 KD. Discovered 1992 May 27 by E. F. Helin and K. J. Lawrence at Palomar.

Named in memory of Louis Braille (1809-1852), who invented the Braille language so that those who could not see could obtain knowledge and explore through the 'written' word. Likewise, this minor planet provides knowledge about our universe and its origins to the people of the earth who, through Deep Space 1, are also able to explore and discover what previously they could not 'see'. (M 35492)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by Kerry Babcock through The Planetary Society's "Name That Asteroid" contest.

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