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HOW ARE STARS NAMED?

Tonight's spacepost is about star catalogs and naming! Despite what some sleazy companies would like you to think, you can't just pay $50 to get a star named whatever you want.

Naming stars has a long history, and every culture assigned their own; nowadays, star names are standardized by the IAU, the International Astronomical Union.

Most bright/conspicuous stars in the sky have a proper name, like Deneb, Betelgeuse, or Achernar. These are almost invariably Arabic names.

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updated intro post: I'm Cynosura! 24/she/they/queer/astronomer. This is my fursona and I love them

hi hello i haven’t posted here in like months because I fell back into the twitter cesspool. What’s up nerds

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kink: anubis, macro/micro (sfw) 

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Sonic's new catchphrase is a mouthful but I think it might catch on

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eagerly awaiting the day when scientists finally invent a centrifuge powerful enough to separate the art from the artist

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I guess I'll be taking more commissions. Please read my terms first
kavaeric.net/terms.html

Contact me and pitch an idea, and we'll discuss it

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'nother little resource for learning about indigenous peoples of north america.

most maps that show where indigenous groups lived pre-contact are painfully incomplete, if not inaccurate, but this one is pretty damn good! i've seen few maps which show even one of my tribes, much less both!

native-land.ca/

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Grad school is a strange sort of liminal space. We’re not quite students, but not quite faculty either.

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NSFW furry art / butt, balls 

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I'm never going to get the point of having a masto account if all you're going to do is xpost from twitter

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Me, isolated in a concrete room 846 miles below the earth's surface with no way in or out: "I'm never going to have kids."

Literally any straight parent over 30, boring through impossible depths and busting the wall clean open: "Oooh, you never know! I didn't want kids either."

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