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(72) Feronia

Reference work entry

Discovered 1861 May 29 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

Named for the Roman goddess of groves and freedmen. (H 11)

Named by T. H. Safford, assistant at Harvard, who discovered that this was a new planet and not (66) as originally identified.

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