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(1868) Thersites

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2008 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named after a Greek warrior who wanted to stop the siege of Troy and go home. This is a fitting name for this asteroid which was found farthest from the Trojan libration point. (M 3826)

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