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The Asteroid Named After David Bowie, 342843 Davidbowie.

by Anura Guruge


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From Wikipedia. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access Wikipedia original.

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Click to ENLARGE and enjoy. From ‘JPL Small-Body Database Browser’ (at ssd.jpl.nasa.gov).


It is a Main-Belt Asteroid and as such is always outside the orbit of Mars.

The 342843 is a sequence number, in that it is the 342,843rd confirmed ‘Minor Planet’ to have been discovered, Ceres (now a Dwarf Planet) having the honor of being the 1st, i.e., 1 Ceres. Pluto now that it is a dwarf is numbered 134340.

The name is optional and is initially put forward by the discoverer of the asteroid.

As of today 701,660 ‘Minor Planets’ have been catalogued as having been discovered. 19,712 of them, just a mere 2%, are named. Here is the list. So to have an asteroid named after you is, of course, special, BUT not that exclusive.

The ‘Beatles’ collectively and individually have asteroids named after them, viz. 8749 Beatles, 4147 Lennon, 4148 McCartney, 4149 Harrison & 4150 Starr. Some of the others include Carlos Santana, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Mike Oldfield, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Bee Gees, Buddy Holly etc. etc. Here is a list.

So David, as is due, has been honored as a ‘spaceman’. 


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British Rugby Giants “London Irish” & “Saracens” To Play In U.S. For St. Patrick’s Day.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access “London Irish” Webpage for this historic match.


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Saracens are the current Aviva Premiership Champions. Also the holders of the Anglo-Welsh cup. Click image to access their Website.


This is big, actually HUGE, by any measure. Two European, albeit British, Rugby legends cum giants, playing an actual Premiership fixture in the U.S. — at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

Yet another attempt to familiarize Americans with the sheer beauty of true British sports — cricket & Rugby. IF American audiences would JUST watch some good Rugby for 20 minutes they will realize that American football is so flaccid. So slow, so stop-start. I hope this match is televised.


Rugby in Britain is VERY EXCITING.


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