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Nasa reveals slightly disappointing list of possible names for its next Mars Rover

30 days ago   |   By Metro

The real rover won't look quite as cute as this cartoonish illustration
Once upon a time, the public wanted pretty much everything to be named in the style of Boaty McBoatface.
But Nasa has killed this already-moribund meme after releasing a new list of possible - and very sensible - names for its 2020 Mars Rover.
When the space agency first put out a call for suggested monikers for the Martian exploration robot, the internet inevitably called for it to be named Rover McRoverface.
To save the rover from this ignoble fate, Nasa asked school students from across the US for ideas on more...
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