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8 Flora is a large, bright main-belt asteroid. [1]

37 relations: Anemoi, Anthropomorphism, Apparent magnitude, Asteroid, Asteroid belt, Astronomical unit, Axial tilt, Cataclysmic variable star, Chloris, Earth, Ecliptic coordinate system, Flora (deity), Flora family, Geometric albedo, Geometric mean, Iron, John Herschel, John Russell Hind, Julian day, Julian year (astronomy), Kelvin, L chondrite, Nickel, Olivine, Opposition (planets), Perihelion and aphelion, Planetary differentiation, Pyroxene, Roman mythology, S-type asteroid, Science fiction film, Silicate, Spectrum, The Green Slime, 149 Medusa, 410 Chloris, 7 Iris.

In ancient Greek religion and myth, the Anemoi (Greek: Ἄνεμοι, "Winds") were wind gods who were each ascribed a cardinal direction from which their respective winds came (see Classical compass winds), and were each associated with various seasons and weather conditions.

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Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human form or other characteristics to beings other than humans, particularly deities and animals.

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The apparent magnitude (m) of a celestial object is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth, adjusted to the value it would have in the absence of the atmosphere.

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Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.

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The asteroid belt is the region of the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.

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The astronomical unit (symbol au, AU or ua) is a unit of length, roughly the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

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In astronomy, axial tilt, also known as obliquity, is the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis, or, equivalently, the angle between its equatorial plane and orbital plane.

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Cataclysmic variable stars (CV) are stars which irregularly increase in brightness by a large factor, then drop back down to a quiescent state.

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In Greek mythology, the name Chloris (Greek Χλωρίς Khlōris, from χλωρός khlōros, meaning "greenish-yellow", "pale green", "pale", "pallid", or "fresh") appears in a variety of contexts.

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Earth (also the world, in Greek: Gaia, or in Latin: Terra), is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to accommodate life.

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The ecliptic coordinate system is a celestial coordinate system commonly used for representing the positions and orbits of Solar System objects.

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In Roman mythology, Flora (Flōra) was a Sabine-derived goddess of flowers and of the season of spring - a symbol for nature and flowers (especially the may-flower).

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The Flora or Florian '''family''' of asteroids is a large grouping of S-type asteroids in the inner main belt, whose origin and properties are relatively poorly understood at present.

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In astronomy, the geometric albedo of a celestial body is the ratio of its actual brightness as seen from the light source (i.e at zero phase angle) to that of an idealized flat, fully reflecting, diffusively scattering (Lambertian) disk with the same cross-section.

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In mathematics, the geometric mean is a type of mean or average, which indicates the central tendency or typical value of a set of numbers by using the product of their values (as opposed to the arithmetic mean which uses their sum).

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Iron is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from ferrum) and atomic number 26.

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Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet (7 March 1792 – 11 May 1871) was an English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, and experimental photographer, who in some years also did valuable botanical work.

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John Russell Hind FRS (12 May 1823 – 23 December 1895) was an English astronomer.

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Julian day is the continuous count of days since the beginning of the Julian Period used primarily by astronomers.

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In astronomy, a Julian year (symbol: a) is a unit of measurement of time defined as exactly 365.25 days of SI seconds each.

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The kelvin is a unit of measure for temperature based upon an absolute scale.

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The L type ordinary chondrites are the second most common group of meteorites, accounting for approximately 35% of all those catalogued, and 40% of the ordinary chondrites.

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Nickel is a chemical element with symbol Ni and atomic number 28.

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The mineral olivine is a magnesium iron silicate with the formula (Mg+2, Fe+2)2SiO4.

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In positional astronomy, two celestial bodies are said to be in opposition when they are on opposite sides of the sky, viewed from a given place (usually Earth).

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The perihelion is the point in the orbit of a planet, asteroid, comet or other star-orbiting body where it is nearest to its star.

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In planetary science, planetary differentiation is the process of separating out different constituents of a planetary body as a consequence of their physical or chemical behaviour, where the body develops into compositionally distinct layers; the denser materials of a planet sink to the center, while less dense materials rise to the surface.

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The pyroxenes (commonly abbreviated to Px) are a group of important rock-forming inosilicate minerals found in many igneous and metamorphic rocks.

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Roman mythology is the body of traditional stories pertaining to ancient Rome's legendary origins and religious system, as represented in the literature and visual arts of the Romans.

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S-type asteroids, or silicaceous asteroids, are of a stony composition, hence the name.

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Science fiction film is a film genre that uses science fiction: speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial life forms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar space travel or other technologies.

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A silicate is a compound containing an anionic silicon compound.

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A spectrum (plural spectra or spectrums) is a condition that is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum.

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is a 1968 science-fiction film produced by MGM in the United States and shot in Japan at the studios of Toei Company by director Kinji Fukasaku.

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149 Medusa is a bright-coloured, stony main-belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer J. Perrotin on September 21, 1875, and named after the Gorgon Medusa, a snake-haired monster in Greek mythology.

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410 Chloris is a very large main-belt asteroid that was discovered by Auguste Charlois on January 7, 1896, in Nice.

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7 Iris is a large main-belt asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Flora

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