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View Full Version : Want to Name an Exoplanet? Uwingu Has a Plan



Fraser
2012-Nov-07, 10:40 PM
Screenshot from the Uwingu exoplanet naming website. Astronomers have now discovered over 1,000 planets orbiting other stars, and right now these exoplanets all have boring, license-plate-like names, such as HD85512 and GJ 436 instead of endearing, “real” planet names that might offer hints of what that world could be like. And recall the recent extrapolation [...]

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