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Set Course for Pandia: Jupiter’s Newly Discovered Moons Officially Have Names

The International Astronomical Union has approved new names for five recently discovered moons around Jupiter. Read More >>

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New Campaign Is Asking Every Country on Earth to Name Distant Worlds

A new campaign headed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) called IAU100 NameExoWorlds will allow each country in the world to name a star and its exoplanet, the IAU announced on Thursday. Read More >>

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Of Course the Internet Names Pluto’s New Moon Vulcan

If you leave votes for things up to the internet, there are normally only two outcomes. Either you end up with a cat, or something from Star Wars or Star Trek. The later is true when it comes to space. Yes, the internet has decreed that Pluto's new moon be called "Vulcan". Read More >>