Thessandrus

(1989 AN2 )
CURRENT POSITION: 5 GEM 57
Incl: 9.07523
Eccent: 0.0433244
Period: 11.868765581228 years
AU 5.2030377
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

9.1.1989 08:40 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Thessandrus was one of the Greek captains who hid inside the Trojan horse, which was devised by Epeios, who himself hid inside the horse. This minor planet is paired dynamically with (2148) Epeios. Virgil {see planet  (2798)}, in the Aeneid, seems to imply that Thessandrus was the first warrior to slide down the lowered rope from the belly of the horse, thus beginning the sack of Troy. (M 22248)

Name and citation provided by Richard Preston at the request of the discoverers.

Avastatud: 9-1-1989 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Shoemaker, C. S.

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