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(1809) Prometheus

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2522 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named after the hero of a Greek saga, who stole the fire from the gods. (M 3934)

The name Prometheus has also been given to the satellite Saturn XVI, discovered 1980 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft.

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