233 Asterope
233.png

This minor planet is named after Sterope or Asterope, one of the Pleiades of Greek myth. These seven sisters (Maia, Electra, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Sterope, and Merope), daughters of Atlas and Pleione, are most commonly known as the namesakes for the brightest members of the Pleiades star cluster.

The symbol is a seven-pointed star, with a Greek letter A above.

< prev | 233 | next >


Comments

Add a New Comment
or Sign in as Wikidot user
(will not be published)
- +
Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License