86 stars get official names

Choices reflect international community

painting of stars

WRITTEN IN THE STARS  This painting by an aboriginal artist from Australia depicts the Milky Way, moon and ancient spirits. Newly official star names are inspired, in part, by historical astronomical writings and artifacts from indigenous cultures around the world.

Bill Yidumduma Harney

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