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(2895) Memnon

Reference work entry

1981 AE1. Discovered 1981 Jan. 10 by N. G. Thomas at Anderson Mesa.

Named for a king of Ethiopia, who took 10,000 men to Troy to assist his uncle Priam in the Trojan War. Slayer of Antilochos, Nestor’s son, Memnon was killed in combat by Achilles. (M 8405)

Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by E. Bowell.

See also the citations for planets  (1432) Ethiopia,  (3912) Troja,  (884) Priamus,  (1583) Antilochus,  (659) Nestor, and  (588) Achilles, respectively.

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