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    Never knew why phobias are given long complicated names. Afraid of today? Friday the 13th? You are Friggatriskadekaphobic.

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Generally in the universe we name things in ways that minimize confusion. e.g. Spots on the Sun are called “Sun Spots"

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    Jupiter’s big red spot is called “Jupiter’s Red Spot"

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    The mile-wide crater in Arizona, made by a meteor, is called “Meteor Crater"

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    The titanic explosion that birthed all of space, time, matter, and energy we call the “Big Bang"

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    No other scientific field rivals astrophysics in the transparency of its lexicon.

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    Want More? The far side of the Moon is called “The Far Side of the Moon"

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    There’s a very large array of radio telescopes in New Mexico. As seen in the film Contact. We call it the “Very Large Array"

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson