This is What Occurs When the Web Presents Up Uranus Mission Names


Every time a planet is trending on Twitter, I’ve to test it out. Uranus popped up in my feed over the weekend as a result of lots of people thought NASA had requested the general public to provide you with names for a mission to the ice large. This is what actually went down.

A Twitter account known as Ice Big Missions, which is not affiliated with NASA, advocates for probes to go to Uranus and Neptune. It requested the web to provide you with names for a potential Uranus probe. The Saturday tweet got here with a pleasant graphic that includes a NASA meatball emblem within the nook.

Ice Big Missions is obvious in its Twitter bio that it isn’t affiliated with NASA, so the tweet was extra an train in creativity and engagement. Butt who would not need to identify a Uranus mission? The account gathered among the best options, each critical and foolish.

I will name out my favorites. From the straight-faced facet, I am down for MUSE (Mission Uranus Science Expedition) or Earhart for pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart. One other cool concept is Tempest, in honor of how many of the planet’s moons are named for Shakespeare characters.

Now let’s get to the names you have been ready for. These vary from the considerably delicate (Deep Dive, Charmin, Seymore Butts) to inventive acronyms like Analysis Schooling Charging In the direction of Uranus Mission (Rectum) and Planetary Orbital Observations Probe (POOP). My private favourite? Our Anus, a stunning tribute to how area missions can carry humanity collectively regardless of our variations.

Uranus does not have the attract of rocky Mars, scenically stormy Jupiter or ringed Saturn, but it surely’s a captivating planet worthy of examine. NASA hasn’t green-lighted a Uranus mission, however researchers have proposed one known as the Uranus Orbiter and Probe. UOP appears to have very fastidiously averted any likelihood of attaching juvenile humor to its identify.

It is unlikely NASA would flip to the general public to call a Uranus mission if one does occur. We’re to not be trusted. It isn’t simply Uranus’ identify that earns the jokes. It seems the planet smells like farts and rotten eggs for actual. 



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