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(446) Aeternitas

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Discovered 1899 Oct. 27 by M. F. Wolf and A. Schwassmann at Heidelberg.

This name is a personification of eternity among the Romans, that is represented by a snake biting its tail and by the phoenix reborn from its ashes. (H 48)

Named by A. Schwassmann (AN 156, 239 (1901)).

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