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Uranus, Neptune are Oron, Rahab

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The planets Uranus and Neptune have been given Hebrew names.

Uranus was given the name Oron, which means little light; Neptune was named Rahab, for a sea monster mentioned in the Bible and Talmud. The names were chosen in an on-line vote by the Israeli public for the Hebrew Language Academy. The names were announced Wednesday night at a ceremony at Hebrew University.

The other planets in the solar system already have Hebrew names.

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