“Eos?” you ask? I must admit that this is just my idea for naming this former celestial body; however, in Greek mythology, Eos is the sister of Luna and the goddess of dawn. The name seems to be perfect as Luna is associated with the Moon and the lost celestial body dates back to the dawn of Earth’s history. Moreover, in antiquity Eos was not associated with an actual celestial body.
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