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Two asteroids received Romanian names: (10466) Marius-Ioan (Piso) and (10707) Prunariu

on 10 May 2017

Two asteroids are now named after Dr. Phys. Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), and Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, the first and only Romanian cosmonaut. The new asteroid names ─ (10466) Marius-Ioan (Piso) and (10707) Prunariu ─  have been announced in the circular published by the International Astronomical Union in April 2017. The names have been suggested by the Astronomical Institute of Romanian Academy.

More details on the event are available here.