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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Asteroid January 28, 2005

Posted by jbwan in General.

Finally, an insight into the obscure naming of asteroids. This latest find has been named after Douglas Adams, the author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Named 2001 DA42 the name incorporates his year of death, his initials and of course 42, the ultimate answer to the ultimate question. source: Slashdot

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