Have you noticed how many everyday products are named after astronomy terms?
Ever wonder about the science behind these popular consumer brand names?
For example, the candy bar "Milky Way" was named after our home galaxy
— one of the many countless galaxies in the universe!
POP! Astronomy is an educational video series and online science communications campaign featuring scientific presentations made by undergraduate students at MIT.
We invite you to explore the science behind the names of consumer brands you already know such as Milky Way Candy Bars, Nerds Rainbow Candy, Orbit Chewing Gum, Moon Pies, Blue Moon Beer, Quasar Electronics & Quasar Candy, Pulsar Watches, Tide Laundry Detergent, Samsung Galaxy Phones, Subaru Cars, plus films like Beetlejuice or TV shows like The Big Bang Theory — plus many more!
Take a look next time you’re out shopping or browsing online and notice how many household brands use the language of astronomy to promote their products.
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POP! ASTRONOMY VIDEO GALLERY
Learn about the science behind these astronomy terms found in popular consumer brands!
THE BIG BANG THEORY (TV SHOW) | THE BIG BANG
The Big Bang is how astronomers believe the universe began.