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Asteroid 6137 Renamed John

by on Jun.27, 2008, under Around the Solar System, Newsflash, People

From the BBC

An amateur Gloucestershire astronomer has had an asteroid named after him after Sir Patrick Moore nominated him for the honour.

John Fletcher, 60, regularly sends off data collected using the observatory in his back garden in Tuffley, Gloucester.

“I heard a couple of days ago that asteroid 6137 is now called ‘John’.” said Mr Fletcher.

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