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(1309) Hyperborea

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1931 TO. Discovered 1931 Oct. 11 by G. N. Neujmin at Simeis. Independently discovered 1931 Oct. 13 by E. Delporte at Uccle.

Named for the region in Greek mythology which is the home of a group of people placed by Herodotus {see planet  (3092){ in the extreme north who were especially associated with the cult of Apollo {see planet  (1862){. The land was so far north that it was regarded as the region of perpetual sunshine as it was beyond the north wind. (N. S. Samojlova-Yakhontova)

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