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Exoplanet, star in Hercules constellation given Slovenian names

Ljubljana, 17 December - An exoplanet and its star located in the Hercules constellation 446 light years from Earth will be given Slovenian names Iztok and Irena. The names were picked as part of a campaign promoting astronomy held on the 100th anniversary of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

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Illustration of exoplanet WASP-38b, now named Izak.
Photo: NASA

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