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Marx in Space

Posted by Tim Riley Tue, 27 Sep 2005 16:49:00 GMT

Whenever I am meant to be intently focused on writing an essay, I get distracted by all sorts of things. Today I learnt that there is an asteroid named after Karl Marx. It was discovered in 1969 by Russian astronomer Lyudmila Ivanovna Chernykh. She has discovered 268 asteroids in total, just under half the number discovered by her astronomer husband!

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