Jason

1984 KB. Discovered 1984 May 27 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Jason, the son of Aeson of Thessaly, was educated by Chiron {see planet (2060)}, the wisest of the centaurs. He became leader of the Argonauts in the quest for the Golden Fleece, an expedition celebrated in the annals of all Greece. Many of the famous heroes of Greece

(6064) Holasovice

accompanied Jason. The voyage of the Argo was full of struggle against the elements as well as against men. Jason succeeded in seizing the Golden Fleece, and the Argonauts made their return after a long and perilous voyage across the Danube, the Ocean, the Libyan deserts, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. (M 25445)

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