|Discovered by||Johann Palisa|
|Discovery date||October 25, 1888|
|1927 EC, 1954 FF, A920 GA, A923 RA|
|Minor planet category||Asteroid belt (Thule)|
|Epoch 27 August 2011 (JD 2455800.5)|
|8.8316810 a (3225.7715 d)|
|Dimensions||126.6 ± 3.7 km (IRAS)|
Some astronomers have argued that Thule's present orbit is the natural result of the force of Jupiter on a body orbiting at precisely the distance from the Sun Thule does, in the same way (though with the reverse effect) as the Kirkwood gaps in the more inner parts of the asteroid belt.
Thule was the first asteroid discovered with a semi-major axis greater than 4 AU.
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