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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Monday, January 31, 2005

Asteroid Douglasadams Mostly Harmless

Asteroid Named for Adams

Asteroid 2001DA42 has been renamed in honor of Douglas Adams, author of the five books in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (don't ask, you'll have to read the books).

It's a relatively unremarkable space rock, orbiting 224 million miles (358 million kilometers) from the sun in the main asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter.

Scientists unsure of whether it's actually on a course for Magrathea, to meet with the mice.

So pack your towel, earthlings, and above all, Don't Panic!

Barkeep! Six pints of bitter, and quickly please. The world's about to end.

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