Thursday, January 3, 2008

Moon named after Ijiraq

In a recent discussion with author Michael Kusugak he shared the following interesting tidbit with our Rights Manager:

In 2003, one of the recently discovered moons of Saturn was named after Ijiraq, the Inuit mythological creature featured in Hide and Sneak. One of the astronomers on the team was Canadian and had been reading this book to his child. As the moons of Saturn are hard to find, he decided to name one of them after Ijiraq. For further details about the discovery and naming of the moons of Saturn, click on this article in Wikipedia and scroll to the bottom to see a specific reference to Michael Kusugak.

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