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Second asteroid discovered

Second asteroid discovered.

28 March, 1802

German physician and astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers, discovered the second asteroid 2 Pallas on 28th March 1802. The very first asteroid to be discovered was Ceres by Giuseppe Piazzi on 1st January 1801.

A few years later, Olbers would also discover asteroid Vesta in 1807.

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