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Old 08-11-2020, 07:28 PM
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Default NASA to Stop Using ‘Inappropriate’ Nicknames for Cosmic Objects

When will this nonsense stop? It is getting more and more absurd.

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NASA has announced it is revising some unofficial nicknames used to refer to cosmic objects as it joins efforts by some within the scientific community to promote values of “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

The U.S. space agency said in a statement on Aug. 5 that certain nicknames historically used to refer to distant planets, galaxies, or nebulae that it considers “inappropriate” will no longer be used. Instead, the agency will adopt the official International Astronomical Union designations for the cosmic objects.

“As the scientific community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it has become clear that certain cosmic nicknames are not only insensitive, but can be actively harmful,” the agency said.

For example, what has been known as the “Eskimo Nebula” will now be referred to as NGC 2392.

According to NASA’s statement, the world “Eskimo” is “widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions.”

The agency also said it would no longer use the name “Siamese Twins Galaxy,” which it deems inappropriate for referring to NGC 4567 and NGC 4568—a pair of spiral galaxies in the Virgo Galaxy Cluster.

“The agency will be working with diversity, inclusion, and equity experts in the astronomical and physical sciences to provide guidance and recommendations for other nicknames and terms for review,” it said about its ongoing review.
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What a load.
This will help so much in our efforts to understand and explain the workings of our universe.
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magas don't believe in science anyway so what do you care
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magas don't believe in science anyway so what do you care
Says the sheep that advocates for any position the left assumes regardless of the "science" behind it.
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So tell us again who doesn't believe in science?
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Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.......


I am sick of the minority and their constant quest of being butt hurt about something, anything on a daily basis....


The media coverage of this is the only reason it remains a topic to begin with...
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I am sick of the minority and their constant quest of being butt hurt about something, anything on a daily basis....


The media coverage of this is the only reason it remains a topic to begin with...
The media only represents the minority, so they have to cover it.
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Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.......


I am sick of the minority and their constant quest of being butt hurt about something, anything on a daily basis...
I am more "sick" of idiots like NASA bending over forward to appease the butthurt snowflakes.

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#1it''s a hit piece to make you hate me more.
#2don't follow these goons on fox ;research for yourself.
#3most who vote dem do so for their own opinions already formed; they didn't follow someone who told them America is not great.
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So tell us again who doesn't believe in science?
MAGA's actually believe in science. Because it has a free society, science and technology flourished. They are what made America great in the first place.

After decades of regulations and social engineering, time to get back to the basics which initially created our prosperity.
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