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79 Eurynome

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Discovered by  James Craig Watson
Named after  Eurynome
Aphelion  435.949 Gm (2.914 AU)
Discovered  14 September 1863
Spectral type  S-type asteroid
Discovery site  Detroit Observatory
Discovery date  September 14, 1863
Minor planet category  Main belt
Perihelion  295.538 Gm (1.976 AU)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  James Craig Watson
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
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Similar  80 Sappho, 18 Melpomene, 68 Leto, 56 Melete, 97 Klotho

79 Eurynome (/jʊˈrɪnəm/ ew-RIN-ə-mee) is a quite large and bright main-belt asteroid composed of silicate rock. Eurynome was discovered by J. C. Watson on September 14, 1863. It was his first asteroid discovery. It is named after one of the many Eurynomes in Greek mythology.

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