Dares

(1988 QE )
CURRENT POSITION: 3 AQU 47
Incl: 7.7031
Eccent: 0.0432096
Period: 11.61505832944 years
AU 5.1286241
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

17.8.1988 07:44 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for one of Aeneas’ {see planet  (1172)} wandering companions at arms after the fall of Troy and the only Trojan who had dared to box with Paris {see planet  (3317)}, according to Virgil’s Aeneid. When Aeneas’ men stopped in Sicily and had games with the Sicilians, Dares boxed with a Sicilian named Entellus, using rawhide gloves. Entellus nearly beat Dares, but Aeneas called off the fight. (M 18647)

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

Avastatud: 17-8-1988 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Shoemaker, C. S.

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