(17) Thetis

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Discovered 1852 Apr. 17 by R. Luther at Düsseldorf.

Named after the wife of Peleus {see planet  (11311)}, king of Thessaly, daughter of Nereus and Doris {see planet  (48)}, mother of Achilles {see planet  (588)}. (H3)

Named by F. W. A. Argelander. The symbol used Open image in new window for Thetis in ancient times was a dolphin and a star.

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