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(627) Charis

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Discovered 1907 Mar. 4 by A. Kopff at Heidelberg.

Named for the Greek goddess and wife of Hephaistos {see planet  (2212)}. The Charites were the three Greek goddesses of charm and grace. The three graces (47) Aglaja, (31) Euphrosyne, and (23) Thalia are all members of the asteroid sky. (H 65)

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