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The retroactive effect of asteroid names


The movements of the stars, the planets and even the asteroids are of great interest to astrologers. But a lump of rock or a star is only useful to a stargazer if it has a name. The name connects the physical object to the realm of meaning. It's the most important starting point for astrological interpretation. But that's not the whole story. Names of astronomical objects are in fact deeply weird.