Takei Gets His Own Asteroid
STAR TREK and HEROES star GEORGE TAKEI has been honoured with his very own asteroid.
A huge rock floating around between Mars and Jupiter has been renamed 7307 Takei.
Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek TV series, says, "I am now a heavenly body. It (honour) came out of the clear, blue sky - just like an asteroid."
The asteroid, which was discovered by two Japanese astronomers in 1994, was formerly known as 1994 GT9.
The renaming has been approved by officials at the International Astronomical Union's Committee On Small Body Nomenclature.