38 Leda (lee'-da) is a large, dark main belt asteroid.
It was discovered by J. Chacornac on January 12, 1856 and named after Leda, the mother of Helen of Troy in Greek mythology.
Leda is also the name of a satellite of Jupiter.
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For other objects and regions, see: Binary asteroids, Asteroid moons and the Solar system
For a complete listing, see: List of asteroids. For pronunciation, see: Pronunciation of asteroid names.
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