Reply to post: Re: In fact Jupiter DID have a lover named Moony McMoonface

Eggheads want YOU to name Jupiter's five newly found moons ‒ and yeah, not so fast with Moony McMoonface

Vincent Ballard
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Re: In fact Jupiter DID have a lover named Moony McMoonface

It's more complicated than that. The general rule is that the discoverer gets to propose the name, but the scientific community imposes rules (and the chemists, at least, aren't above a bit of horse-trading). So the rules about having a connection with Zeus and ending in the right letter are due to the International Astronomical Union, not the Carnegie Institution.

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