43 Ariadne (air'-ee-ad'-nee) is a fairly large and bright main belt asteroid. It is also a member of the Flora asteroid family.
For reasons unknown, "ASTEROID 43 ARIADNE" was included in a list of names of supporters of the NASA spacecraft Stardust that was stored on a microchip within the spacecraft.
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