(57) Mnemosyne

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Discovered 1859 Sept. 22 by R. Luther at Düsseldorf.

Named after the daughter of Coleus and Terra, mother of the nine Muses {see also planet  (18)} by Jupiter. The word signifies “memory” without which endowment progress in the spheres of the Muses would not take place. (H 9)

Named by M. Hoek, director of the Utrecht Observatory (AN 51, 255 (1859)).

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