Saturday 5 June 2021

Ubasti - legendary cat and asteroid

Ubasti is another name for the Bast, Bastet or Pasht, the ancient Egyptian goddess who represented as either a seated cat is as a cat-headed woman. Read more about Bastet by clicking this link: Why is Bastet a cat?

Baster. Image: MikeB from images in the public domain.

4257 Ubasti, provisional designation 1987 QA is a stony asteroid. A near earth object about 1.5 kilometres in diameter. It was named after Bastet (Reference: Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(4257) Ubasti". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 365).

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