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1/31/2005 10:32:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

January 31, 2005  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Former Doctor Who script editor and "Hitchhiker's Guide" author Douglas Adams, who passed away in 2001, was honored last week with a celestial commemoration: the naming of an asteroid for him. Asteroid "Douglasadams" was among the 71 newly named celestial objects announced Tuesday by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, according to a report on MSNBC. Read the full article for the details, including how this particular asteroid was settled upon for the honor.