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Can you name the minor planets that are named after people?

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Physicist known for the Theory of Relativity and the Photoelectric Effect
Musician and cultural icon who has left the building
'Sweetness,' record-settting running back for the Chicago Bears
American author named Samuel Clemens, creator of Huck Finn
Swedish chemisty, inventor of dynamite, namesake and founder of major prize organization
American statesman, founding father, scientist, 'Poor Richard's Almanack' writer
New Zealander who became the first person known to climb Mt. Everest
First person to walk on the Moon
Ian Fleming's 007 agent, the subject of many films and novels
Great Yankees first baseman who succumbed to a disease that now bears his name, ALS
The founder of genetics, studied inheritence in peas
Author of 'Animal Farm' and '1984'
French philosophe and writer of 'Candide'
English playwright, writer of 'Hamlet' and 'Othello'
Astronomer, science popularizer, host of 'Cosmos,' and speaker of the Pale Blue Dot speech
Fantasy creator and author of 'The Lord of the Rings'
Cosmologist, namesake for the law that states the universe is expanding, and a telescope
Actress, she won her first Golden Globe for her role in 1988's 'The Accused'
Russian Jewish science fiction author, author of 'I, Robot'
American film director of 'Clockwork Orange' and '2001: A Space Odyssey'
Greek mathmetician, discovered the relation between the lengths of the sides of a right triangle
Television personality, political satirist, and host of the 'Daily Show'
Renaissance sculptor and painter who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Instigator of the Protestant Reformation with his 95 Theses
The human protaganist of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
English enlightened thinker, postulated 'tabula rasa'
English physicist known for infinitesmal calculus and universal gravitation

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