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Brian Eno has had an asteroid named after him

Asteroid 81948 (2000 OM69) is no more...

Brian Eno has had an Asteroid named after him.

On Monday night at the science festival Starmus V in Switzlerland, the ambient music pioneer was presented with the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.

As a "surprise accolade", however, Eno was also presented with a certificate to commemorate the renaming of 'Asteroid 81948 (2000 OM69)’ to ‘Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno’. 

On 19th July, Brian Eno will release his new album, 'For All Mankind', alongside a reissue of ‘Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks’ to celebrate 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Stream 'Capsule' from 'Apollo: Atmopsheres & Soundtracks' below.

In 2018, London City Airport looped Brian Eno's 'Ambient 1: Music For Airports' album to celebrate the releases's 40th birthday.

Photo: Shamil Tanna