Polites

(1989 SZ )
CURRENT POSITION: 11 AQU 28
Incl: 27.1603
Eccent: 0.0189156
Period: 11.742915870574 years
AU 5.1661922
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

27.9.1989 07:59 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Polites was a son of Priam, as was Deiphobus {see, respectively, planets  (884) and  (1867)}. They were both killed during the last moments of Troy: Deiphobus was butchered and mutilated by Menelaus {see planet  (1647)}, and Polites was transfixed with a spear handled by Pyrrhus {see planet  (5283)}. Pyrrhus, the most ruthless of the Greeks, broke open and invaded Priam’s great house of fifty chambers, and he chased Polites along empty colonnades until he cornered and slaughtered him in front of his father and mother, Priam and Hecuba {see planet  (108)}. (M 22248)

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

Avastatud: 27-9-1989 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Shoemaker, C. S.

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