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4354 Euclides

Summary
4354 Euclides juːˈklaɪdiːz, provisional designation , is a dark Dorian asteroid from the central regions of the asteroid belt, approximately in diameter. It was discovered on 24 September 1960, by Dutch astronomer couple Ingrid and Cornelis van Houten on photographic plates taken by Dutch–American astronomer Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory in California. The likely C-type asteroid was named after the Greek mathematician Euclid. Orbit and classification Euclides is a core member of the Dora family (), a well-established central asteroid family of more than 1,200 carbonaceous asteroids. The family's namesake is 668 Dora. It is alternatively known as the "Zhongolovich family", named after its presumably largest member 1734 Zhongolovich. The Dora family may also contain a subfamily. It orbits the Sun in the central asteroid belt at a distance of 2.2–3.4 AU once
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