Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Somewhere, In The Python Cluster of Asteroids ....


9621 Michaelpalin is an asteroid in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Michaelpalin is named after British comedian Michael Palin. The asteroid is one of many main belt asteroids named after famous personalities. It is the fifth in a series of six asteroids carrying the names of members of the Monty Python comedy troupe:

Michaelpalin was discovered on 21 March 1993, at the European Southern Observatory during the Uppsala-ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets (UESAC). Its provisional designation was 1993 FT26.

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