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(1810) Epimetheus

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4196 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Epimetheus, the brother of Prometheus {see planet  (1809)}, opened the Pandora {see planet  (55)} box, which contained all the illnesses and ailments of mankind. (M 3935)

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

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