Pholus


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Pholus

(ˈfəuləs)
n
(Celestial Objects) a large astronomical object, some 2000 km in diameter, discovered in 1991. Its elliptical orbit around the earth, between the orbits of Neptune and Saturn, has a period of 93 years. It has been classified as an asteroid although it lies outside the main asteroid belt
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These include (2060) Chiron (also known as comet 95P Chiron) orbiting between Saturn and Uranus; (5335) Damocles with an orbit ranging from near Mars to beyond Uranus; and (5145) Pholus, with perihelion less than Saturn's and aphelion greater than Neptune's.
Fullard (2004): Persistence and regression of hearing in the exclusively diurnal moths, Trichidezia albovittata (Geometridae) and Lycomorpha pholus (Arctiidae).
Singleton, however, refers to Pholus dying by dropping one of Hercules' poisoned arrows on his own foot (hinted at in Aeneid, VIII.
Semi-hard clay and Spartina peat "reefs" These softer surfaces can support burrowing mollusks (piddocks such as Pholus sp.
Nessus, Chiron, and Pholus, the courteous archer centaurs who guard the river of boiling blood which holds the violent against men.
These include (2060) Chiron, orbiting between Saturn and Uranus; (5335) Damocles with an orbit ranging from near Mars to beyond Uranus; and (5145) Pholus, with perihelion less than Saturn's and aphelion greater than Neptune's They are thought to be objects in transition between the outer and inner solar system bodies and are all potential comets.
Cruikshank (NASA/Ames Research Center) believes the large, distant "asteroid" 5145 Pholus fits the composition of "a giant comet nucleus that is not, and may never have been, active.
Rabinowitz found object 5145 Pholus (initially called 1992 AD) traveling in a highly eccentric orbit between 8.
The recently discovered "asteroid" 5145 Pholus (1992 AD) is probably an extreme example of this group.