Monday, February 07, 2005

"Space," it said, "is big. Really big."

Well, I thought this was cool. A few weeks back, the people who officially name asteroids (which may or may not be called The International Coalition Of People Who Give Names To Random Heavenly Bodies That Don't Really Need Them But It's A Nice Gesture All The Same, or the ICOPWGNTRHBTDRNTBIANGATS), went and named an asteroid after the late, great Douglas Adams.

And given that the rock's original designation was, by total coincidence, 2001 DA42 (2001 being the year of his death, DA being his initials and 42 being, well, if you don't know that already you can look it up yourself), it just kinda seems meant to be, huh?
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