FAR OUT: An asteroid has been named for Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead leader who died August 9 at age 53. Two Deadheads -- Simon Radford at the Radio Astronomy Observatory in Tuscon, Arizona, and Ed Olszewski at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory -- began searching for a way to honor Mr. Garcia after his death. Fellow astronomer Tom Gehrels offered an asteroid he found in 1985 but had never named. The "Garcia" asteroid is 100 miles across, orbits between Mars and Jupiter, and can be seen only with a high-powered telescope.
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