Photo: Leonid Elenin’s Facebook
On March 31, 2009, Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin discovered an asteroid. Some five years later, Elenin has chosen the perfect name for it: Alex Ovechkin.
Elenin, who lives in Moscow’s suburb Lyubertsy and works at Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics in Moscow, called the asteroid a late birthday gift for Ovechkin on his Facebook.
This is the first heavenly body named after the hockey player.
For the space-enlightened, NASA has more.
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