17518 Redqueen

This minor planet is named after one of the chess pieces featured in Lewis Carrol's "Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there." This character is not to be confused with the Queen of Hearts from the earlier "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Alice and the Red Queen share a cordial yet antagonistic relationship through the story, which culminates in Alice shaking her until she turns into a housecat (as sometimes happens in Wonderland, one presumes.)

The symbol for this asteroid is a simplified glyph of a Queen as used in Chess notation, with a Leo tail to the right.

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