Arsene Wenger Is An Asteroid

Arsene Wenger Is An Asteroid
By Hal LaRoux Updated

Seriously, Arsenal fan and Astronomy expert Ian Griffin could think of no better person to name the asteroid he discovered in 1998 after. With that name the asteroid is clearly destined to land on a young french player at a foreign club whilst claiming that it never saw anything..

From Ian Griffin's website

On November 21st 2007, the International Astronomical Union announced that an asteroid I discovered when working as an astronomer back in 1998 (previously known as 33179) had been officially named in honour of Arsene Wenger, the manager of my favourite football team, Arsenal. As discoverer, it is my privilege to propose names for asteroids I find to the Committee on small body nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union and I could think of no better person to honour in this way that the man who has taken football to a new level.

33179 Arsènewenger is a main belt asteroid with an orbital period of 1544.2942189 days (4.23 years).[1]

The asteroid was discovered on March 29, 1998 by Ian P. Griffin, who is a fan of Arsenal Football Club.[2] The asteroid was named after the Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, and is believed to be the only asteroid named after a football manager.[2] The naming citation is as follows:

Asteroid 33179 Arsènewenger is named to honour the achievements of Arsène Wenger OBE (1949–), a French football manager, who has been manager of Arsenal in England since 1996. He is the club's most successful manager in terms of trophies won. In 2004 he became the only manager in Premier League history to go through an entire season undefeated. Wenger's teams are renowned for their beautiful approach to the game. The asteroid, which is between 3 and 9 kilometres in diameter orbits between Mars and Jupiter taking 4.23 years to complete one circuit of the Sun.

Nasa says so

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