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(2588) Flavia

Reference work entry

1981 VQ. Discovered 1981 Nov. 2 by B. A. Skiff at Anderson Mesa.

The name is the feminine form of Flavius, a Roman gens, or patrilineal clan, which included the Emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. The name also appeared in the science-fiction novel A Torrent of Faces (J. Blish and N. Knight, 1967), wherein Flavia is an asteroid on a collision course with the Earth. (M 6956)

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