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(44) Nysa

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Discovered 1857 May 27 by H. Goldschmidt at Paris.

It was to the nymphs of Nysa that the education of the young Bacchus {see planet  (2063)} was entrusted. No less than ten places had the name of Nysa including those in Ethiopia, Arabia, India {see planets  (1432) and  (1157)}, Thrace and Euboea {see planet  (1119)}. (H 7)

Named by A. von Humboldt.

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