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(41) Daphne

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Discovered 1856 May 22 by H. Goldschmidt at Paris.

Named after the daughter of Terra. She entreated the gods to save her from the pursuit of Apollo {see planet  (1862)} and she was changed into a laurel tree. (H 6)

Named by U. J. J. Leverrier.

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