You can share here your weird , fun , surprising stories and anecdotes about Fortran…
Do you know 9548 Fortran ?
I have just learned, by serendipity, in my fr.wikipedia.org:
(9548) Fortran is an asteroid in the main asteroid belt. It was discovered by the Spacewatch program on February 13, 1985 at Kitt Peak. It has an orbit characterized by a semi-major axis of 2.376 AU, an eccentricity of 0.24 and an inclination of 9.65° with respect to the ecliptic.
You will need a good telescope to observe it: diameter=5.4 km, albedo=0.058, magnitude 15.05 ! Please share with us your photography of that pixel (let’s name it pale grey dot…)!
Oh, yes, in my opinion it’s a Fortran 77 asteroid because it was discovered in 1985…
- ★ 9548 Fortran - astronomical objects discovered in 1985 ..
You can cite that asteroid as:
(2003) (9548) Fortran. In: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7
Is Fortran the only language to have an asteroid? Could be a killer feature…