Asteroid (11803) Turrini has been named after me in 2017 by the International Astronomical Union for my work in the field of planetary sciences and on the NASA mission Dawn.
From the Minor Planer Center website: Diego Turrini (b. 1979) is a scientist at the Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (IAPS-Rome) whose work includes modeling the source of olivine on Vesta as detected by the Dawn spacecraft mission. [Ref: Minor Planet Circ. 103979].
Zel'dovich Medal - Scientific Commission B (Space Studies of the Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System), awarded "for significant contributions to the study of planetary formation through the novel use of data from space missions and the original formulation of the Jovian Early Bombardment scenario". First Italian to be awarded the Zel'dovich Medal for planetary science.
From COSPAR website: The Zel'dovich Medals are conferred by the Russian Academy of Sciences and COSPAR to young scientists for excellence and achievements. They honor the memory of the distinguished astrophysicist Academician Yakov B. Zeldovich.
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