(1036) Ganymed

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Discovered 1924 Oct. 23 by W. Baade at Bergedorf.

Named after the beautiful youth in classical mythology carried off to Olympus to be the cupbearer of the gods. (LDS)

The name Ganymede has also been given to the third satellite of Jupiter, discovered 1610 by Galilei.

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