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Star names on sale by US company

A Texas company, specialising in extra-terrestrial services for space lovers, has a gift line that few others can match.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2005 13:13 IST

A Texas company, specialising in extra-terrestrial services for space lovers, has a gift line that few others can match. The company has offered a chance to people to single out a star and have it named for whoever they like. The company has listed stars in a catalogue.

Customers tell the company a constellation or astrological sign that interests them, and the company officers a list of possibilities. From there the process is automated an emailed star certificate, a photograph of the star, and other helpful information.

Next year a customer will be able to look at their star by tapping into a page on the company’s website that is connected to a robot-controlled telescope in the Canary Islands.

First Published: Dec 26, 2005 13:13 IST