Japan’s Home Run King Sadaharu Oh Gets His Own Asteroid Print E-mail
Written by Liz Banks   
Wednesday, 01 June 2016

OhJapan’s Home Run King Sadaharu Oh Gets His Own Asteroid

An article by The Japan Times

An asteroid in an orbit between Mars and Jupiter has been named after Sadaharu Oh, the all-time home run king in professional Japanese baseball.

The Paris-based International Astronomical Union approved the application Friday for naming the asteroid “Ohsadaharu.”

One of those who helped file the application was Hitoshi Yamaoka, an associate professor at Kyushu University and a senior member of the Japan Spaceguard Association. The association searches for asteroids that could potentially hit the Earth.

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