Asteroid 242492, Fantomas, was discovered on November 10, 2004 by Michel Ory at Nogales, Arizona. It has a period of 4 years, 51 days and is about 1 2/5 miles in diameter.

It was named for a classic character in French crime fiction, a mysterious, elusive, vicious and utterly unprincipled master of disguise. Fantomas was created in 1911 by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre.

Cover of 1911 Fantomas book by an unknown artist

Astrologically, asteroid Fantomas seems to have to do with elusive villains or criminals, masters of disguise, completely unprincipled.

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