Gaggle of stars get official names

International Astronomical Union weighs in with formal designations for 227 stars

illustration of newly officially named stars

WHAT’S IN A NAME? Names of eight stars in the constellation Orion, plus one (Cursa) in Eridanus, are among the 227 now officially sanctioned by the International Astronomical Union.

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