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(269) Justitia

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Discovered 1887 Sept. 21 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

Named for the goddess of justice, daughter of Jupiter and Astraea {see planet  (5)}. She and her mother went to heaven when the Golden Age was ended. She carries a balance and a sword. (H 32)

Named by Hofrath August Biela, “einem eifrigen Freunde der Astronomie und Besitzer einer sehr hübschen kleinen Privatsternwarte” (Beilage zum astronomischen Kalender für 1889, p. 83)

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