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An Asteroid to be Named for Leonard Nimoy

An asteroid will be named after actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in Star Trek, three months after he passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 83. The Minor Planet Center announced on June 2 that it has named a 6-mile-wide asteroid in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter 4864 Nimoy in honor of the iconic...