NASA Renames Distant Space Rock After Detractors Called Name ‘Nazi-Like’

The woke cancel culture has won another round against sanity by forcing NASA to rename space rock Ultima Thule because snowflakes thought the name seemed too “Nazi-Like.”

The new name of the snowman-shaped space rock first discovered by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2014 will be “Arrokoth.”

Despite that “Arrokoth” sounds like an ideal name for one of Satan’s henchdemons, leftists attacked NASA for the original name of Ultima Thule because they thought it meant the rock was a Nazi… or something.

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Ultima Thule is the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a human spacecraft after it was closely observed with a flyby from the New Horizons space probe on January 1, 2019.

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But, darn it, if the Nazis didn’t get there first… or maybe today’s snowflakes might have thought this due to its “Thule” name.

Its official designation is 2014 MU69, but the rock was originally called Ultima Thule when it was first discovered in 2014.

Still, as AFP reported, silly leftists took umbrage at the name:

That name sparked a backlash, however, because it was co-opted by far-right German occultists in the early 20th century as the fabled ancient northern country of the “Aryan” people (the term they used to describe proto-Indo-Europeans).

Their Thule Society later became Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, and the term remains popular in alt-right circles: it is, for example, also the name of a Swedish white-power rock group.

Scientists hope the cancel culture will be satisfied with the new name.

“The name ‘Arrokoth’ reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies and wondering about the stars and worlds beyond our own,” said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado.

“That desire to learn is at the heart of the New Horizons mission, and we’re honored to join with the Powhatan community and people of Maryland in this celebration of discovery.”

Liberals have way too much time on their hands, and not an ounce of brains in their heads.

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