Skip to comments.NASA drops 'insensitive' celestial nicknames in effort to address systemic discrimination
Posted on 08/10/2020 4:29:06 PM PDT by janetjanet998
NASA said "Eskimo Nebula" and "Siamese Twins Galaxy" are the first to go.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that they will stop using nicknames of celestial bodies that are culturally insensitive. In a statement released on Wednesday, August 5, NASA said that it had become clear that certain cosmic nicknames were not only insensitive but actively harmful and that they were taking these initial steps to address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field. As an initial step, NASA will no longer refer to planetary nebula NGC 2392, the glowing remains of a Sun-like star that is blowing off its outer layers at the end of its life, as the Eskimo Nebula, NASA said in the statement. Eskimo is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions. Most official documents have moved away from its use.
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They will be kneeling before the year is out!
Add it to the CANCELLED list.
LOL! Book BURNERS? NO, THOUGHT BURNERS. It’s the “new normal”. Just ask skidMark Zuckerberg or Jerk Dorsey. What’s next...
America is a young nation. We used to be united by our ideals. Now our differences will divide us. America will probably split into several countries. Sort of like the ancient Roman Empire.
What about “holes of color”, and “dwarfs of color”?
I didn't know the galaxy was Spanish, but it is nice that it introduced itself. Some galaxies are so stand-offish.
“...NASA drops ‘insensitive’ celestial nicknames in effort to address systemic discrimination..”
Who is in charge of NASA? Fire the the SOB.
Fire whoever is responsible for this
Cosmic Justice, man! Far out!
You knew it was coming after all the other bogus “justices.”
I thought NASA was on a Muslim jihad?
Bless their heart
There was one congresscritter, cant remember which one, was all upset about a black hole being called a black hole.
Somebody better tell the Romulans and the Klingons. Could cause some major traffic snarls out there.
If there was ever a title that made me double take top see if it was the Sacramento Bee, it would be this one.
When did eskimo become a slur and why?
I think a split is a certainty. My Democrat friends think it would be horrible. To me, that shows they will stop at nothing less than total domination.
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