Discovered on October 28 1991, and sitting in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, this minor planet has - until now - been known as the relatively uninspiring "(6196) 1991 UO4".
But now, thanks to a team of Australians, its name is Bernard.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.