Planet named after award-winning CSIRO scientist
Geospatial world, Other, 01/02/2021
Dr Alex Held, Director of the CSIRO Centre for Earth Observation, has been recognized for his pioneering contributions to Earth Observation and Space research with the 2020 Harrie Massey Award. The award was presented in Sydney by the Committee of Space Research (COSPAR) and includes having a minor planet named in their honor in this case, the minor planet 8479, which will now be known as Held.
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