May 28 – 99 Dike

Asteroid 99 Dike was the first of many asteroids (and the occasional comet) to be discovered by Alphonse Borrelly from his Marseilles observatory. This one was spotted on May 28th 1868.  I have very little to say about it, except that it should be pronounced die-kee rather than dyke or decay.

Dike was a daughter of Zeus and Themis, and was the goddess in charge of justice and fair judgement in the mortal world (her mother had the same responsibility over the immortals).


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