NASA names asteroid after Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin continues to soar through the stars and moons as an asteroid is named after her.

NASA tweeted, “We’re saddened by the loss of Aretha Franklin. Asteroid 249516 Aretha, found by our NEOWISE mission and named after the singer to commemorate the #QueenOfSoul, will keep orbiting beyond Mars.”

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