It is also said that Professor Simpson, upon arriving on the planet and finding how fertile it was, decided to use the old Iceland / Greenland switch, giving the productive world an unattractive name to ward off raiders. This reflects as badly on Professor Simpson's honesty as the other story reflects on his intelligence.
The truth of the matter is that the name resulted from a typo. In the desert, Simpson discovered a new spice, Simpson's Delight (Waldonia Simpsonis), which is now in demand throughout the Inner Sphere. Justly famous as a flavoring agent, the bittersweet leaves of this plant were first used in a delicacy called Simpson Dessert, from which the planet got its name. Somehow, during the registration process with the bureaucracy of the Terran Hegemony, one 's' was dropped from the name, and Simpson Dessert became Simpson Desert.
- System Name: Simpson Desert
- Coordinates: -273.84, -127.79
- Star Type: G9V
- Position in System: 4
- Time to Jump Point: 6.00 days
- Recharging Station: Nadir
- ComStar Facility Class: B
- Population: 619,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: 20% Mammal
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