4055 Magellan

This minor planet is named after the Portuguese sailor and explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - 1521). He initially led the expedition that first circumnavigated the world. A bunch of stuff is named after him, simply because he was the first European to see them.

The symbol for this asteroid is a small Earth surrounded by a larger circle, representing circumnavigation, with an M inscribed into the upper hemisphere of the Earth.

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