624 Hektor is the largest of the Jovian Trojan asteroids. It was discovered in 1907 by August Kopff. Hektor is a D-type asteroid, dark and reddish in colour. It lies in Jupiter's leading Lagrangian point, L4, called the 'Greek' node after one of the two sides in the legendary Trojan War. Hektor is named after the Trojan hero Hektor and is thus one of two Trojan asteroids that is "misplaced" in the wrong camp.
433 Eros is the first discovered Near-Earth asteroid, named after the Greek god of love, Eros. It is an S-type asteroid approximately 34.4×11.2×11.2 km in size, the second-largest near-Earth asteroid (NEA) after 1036 Ganymed, belonging to the Amors. It is a Mars-crosser asteroid and was the first asteroid that was known to come within the orbit of Mars. Eros is one of the few NEAs with a maximum diameter greater than 10 km.
52 Europa is one of the larger asteroids. It has a diameter of 300 km, and was discovered on February 4, 1858 by H. Goldschmidt. It is named after Europa, one of Zeus's conquests in Greek mythology. Europa is approximately the seventh largest asteroid by volume, though it has a low density (is highly porous), presumably through having suffered a particularly severe collision. It is a very dark carbonaceous C-type, and the fourth-largest of these.
The asteroid 4769 Castalia (ka-stay'-lee-ə; previously known by the provisional designation 1989 PB) was the first asteroid to be modeled by radar imaging. It is an Apollo, Mars- and Venus-crosser asteroid. It was discovered on August 9, 1989 by Eleanor F. Helin on photographic plates taken at Palomar Observatory. It is named after Castalia, a nymph in Greek mythology.
16 Psyche is one of the ten most massive main belt asteroids. It is over 200 kilometers in diameter and contains a little less than 1% of the mass of the entire main asteroid belt. It is the most massive of the metallic M-type asteroids. Psyche was discovered by Annibale de Gasparis on March 17, 1852 from Naples and named after the Greek mythological figure Psyche. The first fifteen asteroids to be discovered were given symbols by astronomers as a type of short-hand notation.
2 Pallas is the second asteroid to have been discovered, by astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers on March 28, 1802. Pallas was at first considered a planet, as were the other early asteroids 1 Ceres, 3 Juno, and 4 Vesta, until the discovery of many additional asteroids led to their re-classification. It appears to be the largest irregularly shaped body in the Solar System, not completely rounded under its own gravity.
243 Ida is an asteroid in the Koronis family of the main belt. It was discovered on 29 September 1884 by Johann Palisa and named after a nymph from Greek mythology. Later telescopic observations categorized Ida as an S-type asteroid, the most numerous type in the inner asteroid belt. On 28 August 1993, Ida was visited by the spacecraft Galileo, bound for Jupiter. It was the second asteroid to be visited by a spacecraft and the first found to possess a satellite.
588 Achilles is an asteroid discovered on February 22, 1906 by the German astronomer Max Wolf. It was the first of the Trojan asteroids to be discovered, and is named after Achilles, the fictional hero from the Iliad. It orbits in the L4 Lagrangian point of the Sun-Jupiter system.
65 Cybele (or as in Greek Κυβέλη) is one of the largest asteroids in the main belt. It gives its name to the Cybele asteroids which orbit outward from the Sun from the 2:1 orbital resonance with Jupiter. As a C-type asteroid it is dark in color and carbonaceous in composition. It was discovered on March 8, 1861 by Ernst Tempel and named after Cybele the earth goddess. The first Cybelian stellar occultation was observed on October 17, 1979 in the Soviet Union.
24 Themis is one of the largest Main belt asteroids. It is also the largest member of the Themis asteroid family. It was discovered by Annibale de Gasparis on April 5, 1853. It is named after Themis, the personification of natural law and divine order in Greek mythology. On October 7, 2009, the presence of water ice was confirmed on the surface of this asteroid using NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility. The surface of the asteroid appears completely covered in ice.
5 Astraea is a large main belt asteroid. Its surface is highly reflective (bright) and its composition is probably a mixture of nickel-iron with magnesium- and iron-silicates. The adjectival form of the name, although unused, would be Astraean (which also designates a genus of star corals). Astraea was the fifth asteroid discovered, on December 8, 1845 by K. L. Hencke. It was his first of two asteroid discoveries. The second was 6 Hebe.
A university hospital is an institution which combines the services of a hospital with the education of medical students and with medical research. These hospitals are typically affiliated with a medical school or university. The following is a list of such hospitals.
"Comme Ci, Comme Ça" was the Cypriot entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, performed in French by Evridiki. The song was composed by Dimitris Korgialas and written by Poseidonas Giannopoulos. This was the first Cypriot entry to feature lyrics in a language other than Greek, Italian or English, as well as the first entry from a non-Francophone country to be performed entirely in French.
Sister Jeanne Knoerle, SP, is an author, educator and theologian. A Roman Catholic nun, she is a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana from 1968-1983. Other posts have been with the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (board chair, 1979-80) and with the Lilly Endowment.
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