(3240) Laocoon

Reference work entry

1978 VG6. Discovered 1978 Nov. 7 by S. J. Bus at Palomar.

Named for the priest of Apollo at Troy who warned the Trojans against the Trojan Horse. He and his two sons were killed by serpents sent by Athena {see planet  (881)} or Apollo {see planet  (1862)}. (M 12210)

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