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Asteroid 11 / Parthenope
11 Parthenope is a 100-mile large, bright Main belt asteroid consisting of a mixture of metallic nickel-iron with magnesium and iron silicates. Parthenope was discovered by Annibale de Gasparis in 1850 and was named after one of the sirens in Greek mythology.

In a first attempt to record the motion of asteroids, Parthenope is seen here travelling against the background of several stars belonging to the Hyades star cluster.

Parthenope motion animation - January 2006 - Solar Worlds

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