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Subject: Asteroid (18610) Arthurdent ( 1 of 8 )
Posted by Felix Hormuth


What was meant to make Douglas really happy is now a posthume tribute. Early this year I proposed the name "Arthurdent" for an asteroid which I discovered in 1998. Unfortunately, I was informed that my proposal was accepted just a few hours before I heard of Douglas Adams's death. I can't describe how sad I was about this unhappy coincidence.
But it's funny to imagine Douglas taking a sunbath on his towel on his dedicated asteroid...

For anyone interested in: The discovery photos and the official citation as distributed by the Minor Planet Center can be found at http://www.byte-o-matic.net/dna

Bye:
Felix
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