NASA renames Ultima thule to Arrokoth after Nazi controversy

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has renamed a distant space rock Ultima Thule, to Arrokoth. It is the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spacecraft, Arrokoth or “sky” is a name of the Native American Powhatan language following a significant backlash over the old name’s Nazi connotations. The name portrait the co-operation with Powhatan Tribal elders.

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  • Headquarters of NASA: Washington, D.C.
  • Established: July 29,1958.

Source: The News18

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