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Asteroid Douglasadams announced

by on Jan.26, 2005, under Science

The International Astronomers Union announced that they have named the asteroid 2001 DA42 after the late Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. When the IAU asked for suggestions for future namings, one person mentioned Mr. Adams, the IAU found an asteroid that seemed proper – it was found the year of his death, and already bore his initials, and the Answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything, 42. He was semi-immortalized previously with another asteroid named Arthurdent.



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