Iris (minor planet 7)
One of the brightest asteroids as seen from Earth with a maximum visual magnitude of 8.4, outshone only by Vesta, Ceres, and Pallas. An occupant of the main belt, it was discovered by John Hind in 1847.
Related entry mythology of Iris (Encyclopedia of History)
Related category NOTABLE ASTEROIDS, CENTAURS, AND KUIPER BELT OBJECTS
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