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hygiea in Science
The fourth largest asteroid, having a diameter of about 430 km (267 mi). See more at asteroid.
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  • hygiea, the goddess of health, is represented in works of art as a virgin dressed in a long robe and feeding a serpent from a cup.

    Voltaire's Romances Franois-Marie Arouet

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