You can’t buy rights to name exoplanet, says astronomy group

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April 14, 2013

Damn and I was so counting on a real Riehl world one day.

There may not be an alien planet named Heinlein any time soon if the International Astronomical Union (IAU) gets its way. The astronomy group issued a reminder April 12 that it is the only body authorized to give exoplanets their official names, despite recent naming initiatives by companies like Uwingu.

via You can’t buy rights to name exoplanet, says astronomy group – Science.



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