(75) Eurydike

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Discovered 1862 Sept. 22 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

Named for the wife of Orpheus {see planet  (3361)} who descended into Hades to secure her return which he obtained on the condition that he would not look back at her until reaching the upper world. She was returned to Hades when he looked back at the last moment. (H 11)

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