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(560) Delila

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Discovered 1905 Mar. 13 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named for the mistress and betrayer of Samson in the book of Judges, set to music by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1877) {see planet  (5210)} in his opera Samson et Delila (1877). (H 59)

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