Asteroid

'SamCristoforetti'

Named In Space

In 1998 the Italian astronomers G. Forti and M. Tombelli at Cima Ekar Astronomical Observatory discovered and named a main belt asteroid, a small or baby planet, with the provisional name of '1998 DZ32'.

In 2015 the asteroid was dedicated to Samantha Cristoforetti and carries the name of Asteroid 15006 Samcristoforetti, to honor her remarkable achievements.

The asteroid belt is a region of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter where most of the asteroids or minor planets in our Solar System are found orbiting the Sun.

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