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You're reading: Pedestrian TV: Ukrainian astronomers name a star ‘Putin is a dickhead’

Months after Russia annexed Crimea, Ukraine is still grappling with separatist forces trying to make off with bits of their dwindling territory. It's a whole complicated thing. But a group of Ukrainian astronomers have found a way to hit back at the Kremlin in the simplest, most elegant way imaginable: naming a star "Putin-Huilo!" after President Vladimir Putin. If your Ukrainian's a little rusty, it's a handy phrase that means "Putin Is A Dickhead". Or "Putin Is A Fucker". Or "Putin Is An Asshole". There's some ambiguity there.

The star, formerly known as KIC 9696936, was adopted through the Adopt a Star program, which allows anyone to deliver devastating interstellar burns/adopt a star for $10. In recent months, “Huilo” (or “Khuilo”) has become a meme of sorts for referring to Putin.

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