Asteroid

Anime film Your Name’s director Makoto Shinkai is immortalized in an asteroid’s name

Makoto Shinkai can add one more special achievement to his resume that is quite literally out of this world. 

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Flashing green orb seen shooting across sky in Japan【Video】

A large green flashing light was seen flying through the sky above Japan on Monday.

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Miyazaki in the sky with Gundam: Japan’s astronomical otaku have been naming our asteroids

When a new asteroid is discovered and its orbit is established, the right to name that floating chunk of matter is given to the astronomer who found it. And, somewhat unsurprisingly, a lot of the people who dedicate their lives to astroscience exhibit other nerdy hobbies as well! At least, we have to assume so given the number of space rocks with apparent ties to anime, manga, and other mainstream media. Who would have thought that the heavens are so full of otaku references!?

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