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(296) Phaëtusa

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Discovered 1890 Aug. 19 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Named for one of the daughters of Apollo and Klymene {see planets  (1862) and  (104)}, changed by Zeus {see planet  (5731)} into poplars after the death of their brother Phaethon {see planet  (3200)}. (H 34)

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