(2060) Chiron

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1977 UB. Discovered 1977 Oct. 18 by C. T. Kowal at Palomar.

The name is that of the wisest and most just of the Centaurs, son of Kronos and the ocean nymph Philyra. Beloved by Apollo and Diana {see planets  (1862) and  (78), respectively}, he learned from them botany, music, astronomy, divination and medicine and served in turn as instructor of the Greek heroes. (M 4359)

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