Astronomy

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Astronomy there is not so advanced, although in the last half of the 20th century there have been great advances as observatories on aerostat blimps at ultra-high altitudes have been used to some success. Plans are afoot between the major space agencies to loft a huge telescope to space in order to better explore space.

While the features of the far side of the moon haven't been named yet, they are expected to be a mix of French, Japanese, Corean, Cambrian and Rigsmaal or German, when the Euro-Consortium finally gets their probes launched a few years hence.

With the increased focus on space, it is expected that more probes will be launched to explore our solar system.

Naming Conventions

Names of the outermost planets differ between *here* and *there*

Uranus = Janus (Roman god of gates, beginnings and ends - it was, at the time, the furthest known planet)
Neptune = Carmenta (Roman goddess of agriculture and prophecy - was predicted before it was found)
Pluto = Erebus (Personification of primordial darkness)

Hanzi names (with readings in Japanese and Corean)
Janus - 門王星 moñòsei, mun-uañseñ (Gate-King-Star)
Carmenta - 卜女王星 bocudjoòsei, bog-ieuañseñ (Divining-Queen-Star)
Erebus - 黯王星 añòsei, am-uañseñ (Dark/Black-King-Star)

Names of the planets

in various languages:

Language Sun Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Janus Carmenta Erebus
InterTurkic Kün Utarıd Şolpan Yer Ay Mamırs Miştär Zöhelek Yanoş Kermente Erbeş
Persian Khorshid Tir Zohreh Zamin Mah Bahram Moshtari Qayvin Yanush Khormenti Erebosh
Russian Solntse Merkuriy Venera Zemlya Luna Mars Yupitr Satyurn Yanus Karminta Erebus
Czech Slunce Dobropaan Krasopanj Zemnie Luna Smrtonoss Kraalomoc Hladolet Nebesstianka Wodopaan Ledoswiet
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