United States of Tatooine: A planet-namer's paradise

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Voyager-1, in this 1977 mockup, is the farthest man-made object from Earth.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Thursday, 08/21/2014 1:11 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 08/27/2014 10:41 am EDT

“Tatooine” is, you will surely agree, a pretty stupid name for a planet, but there are so many Star Wars fans that some unfortunate world is bound to end up being called exactly that.

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