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CCD image taken on November 16. 2017 at Sormano2-Bellagio Via Lattea dedicated to the trans-Neptunian object (136199) Eris
Eris is the Greek goddess of discord and strife. She stirs up jealousy and envy to cause fighting and anger among men. At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis all the gods were invited with the exception of Eris, and, enraged at her exclusion, she spitefully caused a quarrel among the goddesses that led to the Trojan war. The satellite (136199) Eris I, discovered 2005 Sept. 10 by M. E. Brown and the Keck adaptive optics team at Mauna Kea, is named Dysnomia, for the Daimon spirit of lawlessness. Dysnomia is the daughter of Eris, goddess of chaos and strife, and the counterpart to Eunomia, who puts an end to the anger of grievous strife.
Discovery site : Palomar
Discoverer(s) : Brown, M. E., Trujillo, C. A., Rabinowitz, D. L.
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