6475 Refugium

This minor planet is named after the Latin word for refuge. The name was inspired by the prime factorization of its discovery number: 6475 = 5 x 5 x 7 x 37. These numbers correspond to 5 Astraea, goddess of justice, 7 Iris, goddess of the rainbow, and 37 Fides, goddess of loyalty — all fine things to have in a refuge.

The symbol of this asteroid is a combination of the three symbols of the asteroids that inspired it. It is an inverted anchor, with the hooks replaced with an Irisian rainbow (four arcs bounded by a lower line). The Fidesian cross becomes apparent when you consider the central stem of the anchor together with the horizontal line of the rainbow.

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