The Irish Star Who Became a Planet
If you discover a minor planet, you get to suggest a name for it. Most are named after scientists, explorers or composers, but some have been named after popular entertainers including the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Procul Harum, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Yes and Eric Clapton. But who is the only Irish musician to have a planet named after them? >>>
The planet Enya was named ten years ago, on a proposal by GV Williams. It has a 3.96-year elliptical orbit, is between 3 and 7 km wide, and is between 279.2 million and 439.4 million km from the Sun.