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Chiron was discovered November 1 1977, the year of Star Wars, the Sex Pistols, Apple Computers Incorporated, and the year Elvis died. 1977 is...

Minor Planet Sedna

Sedna was discovered in 2003. The planets discovery has only been possible because right now it's at perihelion (closest to the Sun). Eris was actually...

Asteroid Cybele

Cybele is an earth mother goddess with a twist, she is a rather colourful character depicted as an exotic foreigner arriving on a chariot drawn by roaring loins and escorted by drunken, ecstatic revellers playing wild music.

Asteroid Pythia

Pythia was the name given to the priestesses who served at the oracle of Delphi. To make their prophesies the Pythia would sit on a golden tripod gazing into a bowl of water...

Asteroid Hylonome

Asteroid Hylonome 10370 was a female centaur in Greek mythology. Hylonome was heartbroken and killed herself when her beloved partner, the centaur Cyllarus was...