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(1404) Ajax

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1936 QW. Discovered 1936 Aug. 17 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named for the Greek hero in the Trojan War and son of Telamon {see planet  (1749)} who kills himself because the armor of Achilles {see planet  (588)} was awarded to Odysseus {see planet  (1143)}. (H 127)

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