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(390) Alma

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Discovered 1894 Mar. 24 by G. Bigourdan at Paris.

This planet is probably named for the river in southwest Russia and Crimea which gives its name to a famous victory gained over the Russians (1854) by the French and English in the Crimean War. (H 43)

See also the remarks to planet  (356).

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