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A planet called Primolevi: an asteroid discovered in 1989 has been named after the writer

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    The planet 4545 stays in the asteroid belt and now its name is Primolevi.

    It was Mario Di Martino, astronomer in Pino Torinese Observatory, and Piero Bianucci, journalist and divulger, who proposed to call a planet after Primo Levi. The International Astronomical Union agreed to the proposal. The Planet Primolevi (written without break, like the rules of the sky prescribe) is 17 km in diameter and it takes five years and a half to cover its orbit between Mars and Jupiter.

     

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