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(570) Kythera

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Discovered 1905 July 30 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named for the famous island in the Ionian Sea which contends with Cyprus for the honor of being the island to which Aphrodite {see planet  (1388)} floated when she rose from the foam. Kythera is also a name for Aphrodite. (Z 78)

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