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(36) Atalante

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Discovered 1855 Oct. 5 by H. Goldschmidt at Paris.

Named for a girl of Arcadia {see planet  (1020)} whose hand was won by Hippomenes who defeated her in a race by dropping three golden apples given him by Aphrodite {see planet  (1388)}. (H 6)

Named by U. J. J. Leverrier.

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