(1647) Menelaus

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1957 MK. Discovered 1957 June 23 by S. B. Nicholson at Mount Wilson.

The name was selected by the discoverer to enable another of the famous Greek heroes to join the majority of his compatriots in the camp to the east of Jupiter. (M 2019)

Menelaus is also commemorated by a lunar crater.

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