Malala’s Asteroid

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Pakistani Teenager Gets Asteroid Named After Her

US space agency, NASA, has named an asteroid after Pakistani teenager, Malala Yousafzai.

 

The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was shot in the head by Taliban militant forces, has used her fame to campaign and increase awareness about girls education in third-world countries.

 

Writing on the Malala Fund Blog, NASA’s Amy Mainzer said she wanted the naming to be an inspiration to young women.

 

“We desperately need the brainpower of all smart people t solve some of humanity’s most difficult problems, and we can’t afford to reject half the populations.”  

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