Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
https://nypost.com/2020/08/08/nasa-to-remove-offensive-names-from-planets-and-other-heavenly-bodies/

Political correctness has now expanded to space, where NASA says planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies will no longer be referred to by “offensive” nicknames.

In a press release Thursday, the space agency said that all planets and heavenly bodies will be referred only to by their scientific names, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Under the new rules, the “Eskimo Nebula,” discovered in 1787 by William Hershel, will only be referred to as NGC 2392.

The so-called “Siamese Twins Galaxy” will likewise be known only as NGC 4567 and NGC 4568.

“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 in a news release.

“NASA is examining its use of unofficial terminology for cosmic objects as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

NASA’s Associate Administrator for Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Stephen T. Shih agreed, saying “These nicknames and terms may have historical or culture connotations that are objectionable or unwelcoming, and NASA is strongly committed to addressing them.”
 

Jaycey

African Refugee
NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
Political correctness has now expanded to space, where NASA says planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies will no longer be referred to by “offensive” nicknames…

An action well overdue IMO.

Why offend our neighboring galaxies by giving them names that might offend the sensitivities of their inhabitants? Who could blame them if they called our own location “The Milky Way” – or somesuch insipid name?

But why stop inter galactically? Much to be done in our own solar system – ‘Uranus’ always sounded somewhat lavatorial and inviting an Earth attack when the Uranians find out. And ‘Venus’ only tempts the vulgar poets in our midst.

*&#$**# and Strewth !
 

IbrahimAbi

Grey wisdom
NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
And we should rename the Enola Gaye, the name is offensive
 

Chris295

Member
NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
That well known Irish constellation Orion should be changed too.
 

Jaycey

African Refugee
NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
Frankly I’m more concerned by what name the 'aliens' (is that PC?) are calling us.

They’ve been here 100’s of times and – despite our abundant resources – have yet to find intelligent life.
 

Tommie

Sun Worshipper
NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
What's happened to O'Hell??
 

Efesake

Member
NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
I believe it’s a full “Expose ones Buttocks “ tonight!
 

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