Dwarf planet named after Pandit Jasraj ‘2006 vp32’

The Dwarf Planet was named after the famous Indian musician Pandit Jasraj by the International Astronomical Union. Pandit Jasraj is a 2006 dwarf planet orbiting Mars and Jupiter named VP32.

This is the first time an Indian object has been named after a space object. There are space objects named after Mozart and Beethoven. According to official records, he is known as ‘Pandit Jasraj’ at 300128. Jasraj was born in Fatehabad, Haryana and died at the age of 90.

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