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Hygeia

((10) Hygeia) A large asteroid with a diameter of about 407 km and a quoted mass of (9 ++ 5) × 1019 kg. The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed that it has a spherical shape. Microwave measurements indicate that it has a surface soil layer that is very finely divided and at least 8 cm deep. This is similar to the depth of soil on Vesta and Pallas. The fourth largest asteroid, it was discovered in 1849 by the Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis. See Table 3, backmatter.

Hygeia

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Hygeia, asteroid 10 (the 10th asteroid to be discovered, on April 12, 1849, by the Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis), is approximately 430 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 5.5 years. Hygeia was the daughter of Aesculapius and the goddess of health and hygiene. According to Martha Lang-Wescott, the position of Hygeia and the aspects to it provide some indications of the native’s health. This asteroid’s key words are “health” and “hygiene.”

Sources:

Lang-Wescott, Martha. Asteroids-Mechanics: Ephemerides II. Conway, MA: Treehouse Mountain, 1990.
Lang-Wescott. Mechanics of the Future: Asteroids. Rev. ed. Conway, MA: Treehouse Mountain, 1991.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Hygeia

goddess of health; daughter and personification of Asclepius. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 123]
See: Health
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