Minor Planet Portugal

An image of the minor planet dubbed Portugal, also cataloged as number 3933 by the International Astronomical Union, the body responsible for naming celestial objects. A minor planet is an object in the Solar System that is neither a planet nor a comet. Many tens of thousands of these objects have been described, most of which orbit the Sun in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:minor
Type:Planetary
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:4036 x 2631 px

About the Object

Name:(3933) Portugal
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
Category:Solar System

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