Category:87 Sylvia

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87 Sylvia 
ESO - 87 Sylvia-2 (by).jpg
outer main-belt asteroid
Instance of asteroid
Named after
Site of astronomical discovery
  • Madras Observatory
Minor planet group
  • asteroid belt
Discoverer or inventor
  • Norman Robert Pogson
Time of discovery or invention 16 May 1866
  • 86 Semele
Followed by
  • 88 Thisbe
Authority control
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87 Sylvia is one of the largest main belt asteroids. It orbits beyond most of the main belt asteroids, so it is classed as one of the Cybeles. Sylvia is remarkable for being the first known asteroid to possess more than one moon.

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