16:57 01-11-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Russian astronomer names asteroid after 'Twilight' actor

Bishkek (AKIpress) - pattinson A Russian astronomer has named an asteroid he discovered after Robert Pattinson, famous for playing a vampire in the popular “Twilight Saga” film series.

Amateur astronomer Timur Kryachko, who found the 2-kilometer-wide space rock with a commercial Astrotel telescope, which can retail for about $1,000, conceded to RIA Novosti that the name was his wife’s idea.

The rock, discovered in our solar system’s asteroid belt on February 24, 2009 and initially identified as 2009 DM89, was listed on Wednesday in a registry published by the International Astronomical Union as 246789 Pattinson.

There is no chance that the asteroid will impact the earth, unlike Pattinson, a former model who has won the hearts of teenage girls across the world with his role as Edward Cullen, a compassionate “vegetarian” vampire who only feeds on animal blood, in all five “Twilight” films, RIA Novosti reports.


Twitterfacebookprint
23:44 20.02.2014
LATEST NEWS
14:26 Kyrgyz citizens amid other Central Asian countries mainly visit Turkey – Ambassador14:11 Economy Minister receives ambassadors of Italy, Canada to discuss expansion of cooperation13:59 Kyrgyzstan, Arab Coordination Group sign protocol on investment projects13:40 Situation in society, peace and confidence of people in future depends on work of police – Interior Minister21:28 Deterioration in Russian economy to impact Kyrgyzstan – PM21:16 Russian government approves decree on Kyrgyz-Russian Development Fund21:04 Korea interested in investments in Kyrgyzstan’s financial and banking sectors20:11 Democracy in Central Asia: Supporting Kyrgyzstan’s “island of democracy”19:57 Kyrgyz Post not to be privatized after reforms18:48 Kyrgyzstan receives $4.3 billion in foreign direct investments for 5 years18:25 Bishkek mayor's office reaches agreement on cooperation with Malaysia's biggest waste recycling plant18:10 Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%18:08 Turkmenistan raises prices for food and transportation18:04 8,500 cars to be assembled in Kostanay in 2014 - mayor17:55 Kazakhmys completes rebranding, it is now KAZ Minerals PLC17:36 Uzbek-U.S. upcoming consultations discussed in Tashkent17:22 Tajikistan extends operation period of Sangtuda-2 HPP for Iran for 2 years17:21 Kazakh Chamber of Entrepreneurs to revoke forged certificates17:20 Kyrgyzstan signs 27 agreements on protection of investments with foreign countries16:52 Uzbek Foreign Ministry holds meeting with Iranian Ambassador
Astana
+2° C
Ashgabat
+19° C
Bishkek
+10° C
Dushanbe
+18° C
Tashkent
+17° C
exchange rates
 
72.39
57.57
9.20
1.37
227.37
180.87
29.59
4.28
6.27
5.01
0.82
0.12
3084.28
2367.40
385.74
61.13
3.58
2.85

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75