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(120) Lachesis

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Discovered 1872 Apr. 10 by A. Borrelly at Marseilles. Independently discovered 1872 Apr. 11 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

Named for one the three Fates. The other two are Clotho {see planet  (97)} and Atropos {see planet  (273)}. They are daughters of Erebus and Nyx {see planet  (3908)}. Lachesis carries the globe or scroll and determines the length of the thread of life. (H 16)

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