Saturday , September 19 2020

NASA is renaming the Kuiper Belt case after controversy



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NASA's nickname for the 2014 MU69 Cooper Belt Remote Object, Ultima Tule, was more than a little controversial. Although it has innocent meanings, Ultima Tule is also the term white supremacists used for a mythical homeland. However, the agency avoids that controversy. Only officially named the Arroot or Heaven subject in the Powhatan / Algonquian language. NASA received approval from the Powhatan tribe before making the change.

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