Asteroid 163693 Atira, an Aten asteroid, was discovered on February 11, 2003 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) Team at Socorro, New Mexico. It has a period of slightly less than 233 days and is the first numbered asteroid to have an orbit that is completely inside the orbit of Earth.

Atira was named for the Pawnee goddess of Earth and the evening star.

Astrologically, Atira seems to indicate a bad or mixed introduction to something, better when grounded or down to earth.

The glyph for Atira is mine.

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