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Naming the sky
The true story of one man's quest to give George Plimpton a permanent presence in orbit
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Asteroids; Comets; Mars; Moons; Astronomy; Naming rights
Author: Anonymous
Date: Sep 27, 2009
Start Page: C
Section: Ideas
Abstract (Document Summary)

There's something special about naming a celestial body, putting your thumbprint in the heavens up there with Jupiter and Mars and the Horsehead Nebula. The journey took me to some interesting places: distant realms where science and humanities intersect, where the present hangs its hat on eternity, and where there's a rock named Qwerty orbiting the sun.

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