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Asteroid (19393) Davidthompson

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David Thompson (1770–1857), a British-Canadian furtrader and surveyor, mapped 3.9 million square kilometers of North America. Navigating the full length of the Columbia River in 1811, he produced a high-quality map of the river basin. He has been called the greatest land geographer who ever lived.
Orbit type: Main Belt
 
Reference: MPC 71349
Name: 
Davidthompson
Number: 
19393
Designation: 
1998 DT33
Disc. Date: 
1998-02-27
Discoverer: 
Elst, E.W.
Disc. Place: 
ESO