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Fraser
2015-Jun-20, 01:20 PM
We all know that Mars Needs Moms, but Dad rocks the Red Planet too! If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for Dad, the commercial space company Uwingu has a special Fatherís Day promotion where you can name a crater on Mars after your dad (or any other special person in your life.) Youíll get […]

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Solfe
2015-Jun-21, 03:31 AM
Isn't this the same sort of "name a star" thing everyone poo-hoo's about around here?

DonM435
2015-Jun-21, 06:10 AM
I'll bet that it is.

If "your" purchased crater (or your star) should become important at some time in the future, you can bet that they' won't honor these claims, but will rather name it after someone more important (if indeed that's the case).

DonM435
2015-Jun-21, 02:32 PM
Y'know, I might not object if the authorities sold naming rights, but for megabucks that had to go to further research.