Apr 5, 2015


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The Minor Planet Center is responsible for keeping track of space objects such as asteroids, minor planets, and comets. A staff member, Michael Rudenko, was charged with finding a name for minor planet no. 4538.

Being a chess enthusiast, Rudenko picked the name of which player, known to be an avid astronomy buff himself, who became a grandmaster in 1988, coincidentally, the year in which this space object was discovered?

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This day last year: Q.1283


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