January 26, 2005

Sass This Hoopy Frood News

An asteroid has been officially named after the late Douglas Adams. Fittingly enough, its provisional designation was 2001 DA42. (BTW, it appears that MSNBC.com was instrumental in the process. Who says the MSM can't do anything right?)

Apparently, there already is another one whizzing around out there named Arthur Dent. This could become a trend. Perhaps the next binary-sun system discovered could be named Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Yips! to Tainted Bill.

Posted by Robert at January 26, 2005 01:03 PM

Nah, anything named Zaphod Beeblebrox is far too cool to be seen by our totally unhip telescopes.

Posted by: Eric at January 26, 2005 03:14 PM

For God's sake, don't anyone name a near-earth asteroid after the Heart of Gold -- we depend on finite improbabilities to keep those damn things away!

Posted by: McGehee at January 27, 2005 09:55 AM

Douglas Adams DIED? Where the Hell have I been?

Posted by: Gordon at January 28, 2005 08:12 AM
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