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Oct 17, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 657: Astronomical Naming Schemes

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Space is a big place, with lots of galaxies, stars, planets, moons, and that means a lot of names. So how do astronomers name stuff, like comets, asteroids, exoplanets, craters?


This video was made possible by the following Patreon members:

Burry Gowen

Jordan Young

Kevin Lyle

Stephen Veit

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THANK YOU! - Fraser and Dr. Pamela