Via SciFi Daily
The week he died, science-fiction humorist Douglas Adams was honored with an asteroid named after one of the characters from his classic "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." Now, almost four years later, Adams has his own name in the heavens as well — thanks to a campaign in which MSNBC.com played a part.
Asteroid Douglasadams was among the 71 newly named celestial objects announced Tuesday by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Mass.
The article has an interesting description of the naming process. SciFi Daily wants AsteroidShatner.
It is timely as the movie "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is due May 5, 2005.