NASA Brings Marvel Heroes to the Stars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is honoring Marvel’s star superheroes by naming two constellations after the Hulk and Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir.
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October 30, 2018

NASA Brings Marvel Heroes to the Stars

The names were selected by scientists with NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, who recently discovered 21 new constellations built from sources in the Gamma-ray sky. The naming ceremony also celebrates 10 years of the telescope’s operation.

"Gamma rays are the strongest form of light," says a NASA statement. "They pack enough punch to convert into matter under the right circumstances, a transformation both Banner and the Hulk would certainly appreciate."

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