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(10) Hygiea

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Discovered 1849 Apr. 12 by A. de Gasparis at Naples.

Named for the goddess of health, daughter of Aesculapius {see planet  (1027)}. (H 2)

Named by M. Capocci, director of the Naples observatory. The symbol used for Hygiea in ancient Open image in new window times was a star and a serpent.

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