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Zodiac: Scorpius
Oct 24 - Nov 22
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The short answer

For all of you who do not like to dig into it:
Regardless whether you name a star for free or whether you pay for it:
It is exactly the same!

Why is it free to name a star at Staracle.com while other web sites charge money?

The answer is simple: Nobody owns the stars, therefore nobody should sell them. Moreover, nobody should sell star names. The only official authority to name stars is the International Astronomical Union (IAU). And they won't let you name a star. Therefore, any star naming service you find on the Internet will simply keep your name in their private database, but it will never be the star's official name.
 
If you don't believe this, read this article on wired.com.
Also, this star naming FAQ gives a really good overview of the topic.
 
Therefore, naming a star is a pure symbolic act. It is just for fun!
And that's also why naming a star is totally free at Staracle.com. We do it just for fun!
 
Staracle.com offers an interactive star chart that allows everybody to find your star. At Staracle.com, every star has a profile page, and you will get a personal login to the profile page of the star you name. You can post messages on this profile page, and you can add other stars as friends thus creating your personal stellar network. Read what's going on in your network and comment on posts of your friends.

Name a star for free!

... because it is exactly the same! (Why?)
A personal star is the perfect gift for your loved ones. Your star's certificate is only a few clicks away.

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