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Constellations are a group of stars that form a particular shape in the sky. Each of them has been given a specific name. Which organisation is responsible for naming constellations?

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Federation of Astronomical Societies
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NASA
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The International Astronomical Union
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ISRO
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The correct option is D The International Astronomical Union
  • The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, through international cooperation.
  • It is a worldwide society of professional astronomers and is considered the authority for assigning names to celestial objects, whether they are planets or moons or other types of worlds, as well as surface features on them. The IAU collaborates with various scientific organizations all over the world.

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