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

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

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