(81) Terpsichore

81 Terpsichore

81 Terpsichore (tərp-sik'-ə-ree, ) is a large and very dark main belt asteroid. It has most likely a very primitive carbonaceous composition. It was found by the prolific comet discoverer Ernst Tempel on September 30, 1864. It is named after Terpsichore, the Muse of dance in Greek mythology.


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