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101 Helena is a rocky main-belt asteroid. It was discovered by Canadian-American astronomer J. C. Watson on August 15, 1868,<ref name="IAU_MPC"/> and was named after Helen of Troy in Greek mythology. Radar observations were made of this object on Oct 7 and 19, 2001 from the Arecibo Observatory. Analysis of the data gave an estimated ellipsoidal diameter of 71×63×63 ± 16% km. The diameter estimated from IRAS infrared measurements is 66 km. It is classified as an S-type asteroid in the Tholen system.<ref name="DeMeo2011"/><ref name="Icarus186"/>


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