1076 T-3. Discovered 1977 Oct. 17 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named after Laotse (sixth century B.C.), the famous Chinese philosopher. He worked at the court of the emperor as a registrar, and it is said that he became a hermit and went to the West. Before he left, he was asked to record his doctrine. The result is the famous book of Tao, Tao-Te-King, which describes the origin of the universe and of Te, the strength possessed by all human beings. (M 32790)

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