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NASA will stop using racist nicknames for space objects

It is unknown at this time how NASA will prevent the use of unwanted terms in the future.

The US space agency NASA has announced that it will stop using the offensive nicknames that space objects have received over the past decades, and will primarily abolish those that empower racism.

Certain space bodies are given nicknames that are more understandable to the general public, and among the criticized nicknames is the term “Eskimo” – a nickname given to the nebula NGC 2392 – due to the fact that it has racist roots. The name Eskimo is associated with colonial times, when the name was given to the natives of the Arctic belt and has a rich racist history.

In addition, the nickname “Siamese Twins Galaxy”, which named the galaxies NGC 4567 and NGC 4568, will be abolished, writes Space.It is not yet known how NASA will prevent the use of undesirable terms in the future, so it remains to be seen how political correctness will affect tolerance and inclusion in space.

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