(56) Melete

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Discovered 1857 Sept. 9 by H. Goldschmidt at Paris.

Named for one of the three ancient Muses worshipped on Mount Helicon, daughter of Uranus. (H 9)

Named by E. Schubert, Ann Arbor, the orbit computer, at the request of the discoverer (AN 56, 349 (1861)).

The planet was also known as Pseudo-Daphne due to a confusion with planet  (41).

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