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(580) Selene

Reference work entry

Discovered 1905 Dec. 17 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

This name personified the Moon among the Greeks. See also the remarks to planet  (105). (H 61)

The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1905 SE. See also the remarks to planet  (579).

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