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

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

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