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(2546) Libitina

Reference work entry

1950 FC. Discovered 1950 Mar. 23 by E. L. Johnson at Johannesburg.

Named for an ancient Roman divinity who presided over the burial of the dead. Roman poets frequently employed her name to mean death itself. (M 21606)

Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee following a suggestion by F. Pilcher.

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