(2878) Panacea

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1980 RX. Discovered 1980 Sept. 7 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named for the Roman goddess of health, daughter of Aesculapius {see planet  (1027)} and sister of Machaon, Podalirius and Hygiea {see planets  (3063),  (4086), and  (10), respectively}. (M 8405)

Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by J. Meeus.

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