Epona

(1986 WA )
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NOW @ 13 CAN 55

Discovery Chart

27.11.1986 00:00 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1


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Named for the Gaulish goddess of horses and horseriders, specifically with respect to those on Palomar Mountain, where this object was discovered. The name derives from the ancient Indo-European word “Ekwos”, which gave among others the words Epos (in Gaulish), Hippos (in Greek) and Equus (in Latin). Horses have been long used by mankind in their conquest of new worlds, and there is hope that rockets with large “horsepower” will let us soon explore earth-crossing asteroids such as this one. (M 16443) _ _.


Avastatud: 27-11-1986 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Maury, A.

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