Asteroid 262, Valda, was discovered on November 3, 1886 by Johann Palisa at Vienna. It has a period of 4 years, 29 days.

It is not known who or what Valda was named for, but the name was proposed by Baroness Bettina von Rothschild.

Its astrological meaning seems to be: to hear of or about (Damien Foor), gossip, fame, "in the know", ignorance.

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