Published Jun 26, 2019Being no stranger to interplanetary music, Brian Eno has now been given the honour of having his very own asteroid.
Earlier this week, the ambient hero was presented with Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication at science festival Starmus V. To go along with that, he also had an asteroid officially named in his honour.
Formerly known as 81948 (2000 OM69), the space rock will now be known as Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno — or simply Eno for short.
The certificate was presented to Eno by Southwest Research Institute astronomer Marc Buie, who discovered the asteroid and decided to name it after the musician.
The timing also couldn't be better — Eno is about to reissue his Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks album as an expanded set. It arrives July 19 through UMC and will feature an accompanying album of 11 new instrumentals alongside the original album.