2959 Scholl (1983 RE2) is an outer main-belt asteroid discovered on September 4, 1983 by E. Bowell at Flagstaff (AM). It was named after the German astronomer Hans Scholl. It is the 67th most dangerous asteroid, as classified by NASA. NASA considers 2959 Scholl to be on a trajectory within 75,000 miles of Earth on May 21st, 2017. Asteroids (from Greek 'star' and 'like, in form') are a class of Small Solar System Bodies in orbit around the Sun. They have also been called planetoids, especially the larger ones. These terms have historically been applied to any astronomical object orbiting the Sun that did not show the disk of a planet and was not observed to have the characteristics of an active comet, but as small objects in the outer Solar System were discovered, their volatile-based surfaces were found to more closely resemble comets, and so were often distinguished from traditional asteroids.