2141 T-3. Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in memory of Edvard Munch (1863-1944), a Norwegian expressionist painter. In his paintings the artist expresses his loneliness and anxiety. Some of his most famous paintings are 'The Cry', 'Jealousy', and 'The Girls on the Bridge'. (M 25977)

The discoverers of planets (5694) - (5699) stated in an e-mail from November 11, 1995 to Brian G. Marsden: "In honor of Brian Marsden the first letters of the names of minor planets (5694), (5695), (5696), (5697), (5698), (5699) form the name BRIAN M. Because we never, till now, had enough minor planets numbered after each other, to give your full name, we had to make it in this way." See also the addition to planet (1234).

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