Name Your Crater on Mars

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Start-up company Uwingu is giving the public a chance to make Martian history by naming one of the 500,000 unnamed craters on Mars for a mere $5.

    Science advocacy start­up Uwingu is giving you the

     

    opportunity to name a crater on Mars. With over 500,000 craters on the

     

    Red Planet left unnamed, there's enough to go around.  For just a mere

     

    five bucks you can name a crater after you, your pet, your Mom, your

     

    Dad, you name it.  And while NASA might not be referring to Emerald

     

    Crater as it's next dig site for the rover Curiosity, Uwingu will be using

     

    the names purchased by it's customers in its Mars map which will be

     

    made available to the public.  And your money will be used for science

     

    good!  Proceeds from the naming campaign will go toward “grants for

     

    space research and education—meaning that with every name you

     

    contribute you’ll be helping to fuel future space activities."