A fitting tribute

An asteroid, 4942 Munroe (originally discovered in 1987) has been named after internet legend Randall Munroe, the man behind xkcd. Somehow, I can’t help but wonder why it hasn’t happened before. Congratulations Randall!

See here for Randall’s response (from which the above image is taken), and (as always) enjoy the webcomic here or purchase xkcd merchandise here.