en-Asteroid named after a Polish Nobel Laureate

Credit: NASA
Credit: NASA

Breaking news! An asteroid received the official name of a Polish Nobel Prize winner. The asteroid was discovered by Michał Kusiak and Michał Żołnowski and its official name was given to a Polish Nobel Prize winner. Thus the official name of the asteroid becomes (555468) Tokarczuk. The name that Asteroid took belongs to the Polish Olga Tokarczuk.

She was the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2019. The two people who discovered the asteroid proposed this name, which was recently accepted by the International Astronomical Union. Asteroid was discovered on September 12, 2013. But those who discovered it have long proposed the name of the Pole who won the Nobel Prize in 2019. He (the asteroid) makes a complete rotation around the Sun in 5 years and is in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, read about this belt more here: https://bailey1.webnode.ro/l/articol-cu-imagini5 /

"This is a very important day for me. Michał Kusiak and I were informed that the asteroid 555468, which we discovered on September 12, 2013, was officially named "Tokarczuk". Recently, a special committee of the International Astronomical Union accepted our proposal "was the message of Michał Żołnowski on one of the social networks. Very few celestial bodies have been named after some personalities, so this is another page in the long history of the Universe.

We wish success to the two gentlemen who discovered the asteroid to discover as many other celestial bodies as possible and we wish good luck to all those who contributed to its name and its discovery, as well as the Nobel Prize winner.

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