Crantor
Number
83982
Provisional name
2002 GO9
Class
Centaur
Discovery date
12.04.2002
Discovery chart
Discovery position
0 Scorpio 01' Rx
Time of announcement
16.04.2002 - 17:10 UT
Orbital period
86.3 years
Orbit
  • crosses the orbit of Uranus
Aphelion
24.975 AU
Perihelion
14.063 AU
Semimajor axis
19.519 AU
Magnitude
9.1
Diameter
29 - 91 km
Mythology
Crantor was one of the Lapiths attending Pirithous' wedding. Centaur Demoleon killed him. The Metamorphoses
(Demoleon - the lion of the people) The Centaur Research Project

Another Crantor, a Greek philosopher (about 340 - 275 e.Kr.) was a pupil of Plato. He is said to have visited Egypt, where local priests showed him the scrolls with the story of Atlantis.
Theories About Atlantis
 
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