Minor Planets

Asteroid Aesculapia

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Aesculapia (asteroid 1027) was discovered on the 11th November 1923. It’s name comes from the Roman version of the Greek God of Medicine, Asclepius. Mythology In 293BC a plague hit Rome. Ambassadors were sent to Greece to retrieve a statue…

Asteroid Pandora

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Asteroid Pandora was discovered on the 10th September 1858 by astronomer George Mary Searle. Pandora is one of the larger asteroids, bright and part of the main asteroid belt which orbits between Mars and Jupiter. Her orbital period is around…

Asteroid Hekate

Hekate Mythic Deck

Hekate was officially discovered by J.C. Watson on July 11th 1868. Her number is 100 as she was the 100th asteroid discovered. Orbiting in the outer main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, she is located in the same region…

Asteroid Pallas

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Astronomy Pallas was discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers on the 28th March 1802. One of the largest asteroids in the solar system, she is also one of the most irregular shaped bodies. Together with her eccentric orbit, Pallas is…