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The Rules of Nomenclature in Space

Have you ever wondered how scientists come up with names for newly discovered things, whether in nature or in extraterrestrial objects and places? Well, there are interesting rules set up by the International Astronomical Union for new stuff in space, and for Saturn's moon Titan, they want it to be named after fantasy or science fiction places.

(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI)


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