On the naming of exoplanets

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"Using a combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes, scientists have revealed more than 100 new exoplanets. The discovery may prove useful for the search for life elsewhere in the universe" [digitaljournal.com]

 

As sightings of them exponentially grow,

There's little about exoplanets I know.

But if I were able

The next one to label,

The name I would give it would be Tic-tac-toe.

 

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Filed under: astronomy

Tags: exoplanets, Kepler-13Ab

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  • Has Pluto been reinstated yet?
    Also, I wonder about the authority of earthlings to name celestial objects. It's like if some Venusian decided to call you George

  • Call it terrestrial hubris, but SETI hasn't gotten any help in naming them.

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