2999 Dante

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2999 Dante is a small main belt asteroid, which was discovered by Norman G. Thomas in 1981. It is named after Dante Alighieri, the medieval Florentine poet.[1]


  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: Prepared on Behalf of Commission 20 Under the Auspices of the International Astronomical Union. Springer. p. 247. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.