The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center has named an asteroid in honour of the life and work of legendary sci-fi author Douglas Adams.
The asteroid was named 2001 DA42, remembering the year of his death, his initials and his answer to the meaning of life - the question remains a mystery.
2001 DA42 is part of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and is roughly 224 million miles away from Earth. It was discovered by the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research project.
This is not the first time that Adams has had an effect on celestial bodies. In 1998 the German astronomer Felix Hormuth named an asteroid after Arthur Dent, a character in Adams's The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
2001 DA42 was one of 71 asteroids officially named in the Minor Planet Circular 53469. Other names honoured include the co-discoverer of the double helix shape of DNA, Rosalind Franklin, and the city of Las Vegas.
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