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Asteroid ‘Tong-Il’ Discovered by Lee Tae-Young

Posted May. 10, 2001 08:44,   


‘Do you remember the moment when you gazed at stars?’

If you can answer yes to this question, you are a happy person. If you keep the memory of that night, along with the twinkling stars, you are a happier person. If you cannot recall when was the last time you watched the stars, you need to meet Lee Tae-Young (37 yrs, representative of Space & Astronomy), who is ‘crazy about stars’. He was the first Korean person who discovered an asteroid. The asteroid that Lee discovered was officially authorized by International Astronomical Union (IAU) and named ‘Tong-Il’ (unification).

Because he liked stars, Lee spent time watching stars. Then, he began a business that can help people feel stars. He looked like ‘386 generation little prince’.