5535 Annefrank in Celestia
|Discovered by||Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth|
|Date of Discovery||23 March 1942|
5535 Annefrank, provisional designation 1942 EM, is a stony Florian asteroid and suspected contact binary from the inner asteroid belt, approximately 4.5 kilometers in diameter. It was used as a target to practice the flyby technique that the Stardust space probe would later use on the comet Wild 2. The asteroid was discovered 23 March 1942, by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory in southwest Germany. It was named after Anne Frank, a Jewish victim of the Holocaust.