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(6) Hebe

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Discovered 1847 July 1 by K. L. Hencke at Driesen.

Named after the Greek goddess of youth and cupbearer to all the gods, daughter of Zeus and Hera {see planets  (5731) and  (103)}, wife of Hercules. (H 2)

Named by C. F. Gauss (AN 26, 155 (1847)). The Open image in new window symbol used for Hebe in ancient times was a beaker.

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