Asteroid 947, Monterosa, was discovered on February 8, 1921 by Arnold Schwassmann at the Hamburg-Bergedorf Observatory in Hamburg, Germany. It has a period of 4 years, 205 days and is about 20 miles in diameter.

It was likely named for a ship called the Monterosa that Hamburg University used to go on trips to the North Sea. The name "Monte Rosa" is Italian for "Rose Mountain."

Astrologically, asteroid Monterosa seems to indicate new worlds, new horizons, naive and helpful.

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