Asteroid named for ‘disappeared’ Argentine student (AP)

In this undated photo released by the family of Ana Teresa Diego, Ana Teresa Diego, a 22-year-old astronomy student who was kidnapped on Sept. 30, 1976 from the library of the National University of La Plata, Argentina during the Argentina's 1976-1983 military regime, is seen in an unknown location.  The International Astronomical Union decided to name an asteroid 'Anadiego' in her honor.  The International Astronomical Union's Committee on Small Body Nomenclature agreed that Diego 'was an excellent student at La Plata Astronomical Observatory in the 1970s who also had a strong social commitment and gave her life in defense of freedom.'  The asteroid was discovered in 1975 by Argentine astronomer Mario Cesco and is located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, orbiting the sun every 4.1 years.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of family of Ana Teresa Diego)AP - For 35 years, Zaida Franz has not been able to find her daughter, a girl who dreamed of becoming an astronomer and then disappeared without a trace. Now she at least has an address she can think about — out in space.

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