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An unofficial Twitter account, called Ice Giant Missions, asked the public what they would name a new mission to Uranus.

Colonoscopy One and Operation Butt Plug: What Happened When the Internet Was Asked to Name the Uranus Probe?

From a ship named Boaty McBoatface to a whale named Mister Splashy Pants, the public generally doesn’t take things seriously when asked for help in scientific naming contests. So it’s no surprise that the last public naming contest had some ridiculous suggestions, especially given the topic. An unofficial Twitter account, called Ice Giant Missions, asked …

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The Internet was asked to name a probe for Uranus.  Here's how it went

The Internet was asked to name a probe for Uranus. Here’s how it went

Asking the internet to name a science mission has become a tradition, but we think even the bravest might shudder at a recent request on Twitter. An unofficial Twitter account promoting future missions to the ice giants of our solar system, Giant Ice Missionsasked for suggestions for naming a probe sent to Uranus. Given the …

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