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PS: (225088) 2007 OR10 Needs a Name!

Post by bystander » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:42 am

2007 OR10 Needs a Name!
Planetary Society | 2019 Apr 09
Meg Schwamb wrote: Help Name the Largest Unnamed World in the Solar System

It’s time to give 2007 OR10 a name. We’re asking for your help to pick a suitable name for 2007 OR10 to submit to the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The IAU formally bestows permanent names upon solar system minor planets, but the discoverers have a roughly 10-year period after the body has a well-determined orbit to suggest a name for the IAU to consider. We have 3 naming suggestions that fit the IAU naming regulations and are associated with mythological creatures and figures that reflect aspects of 2007 OR10’s physical properties. The option with the most votes will be the one that we will formally submit to the IAU for consideration. Head to Help Name 2007 OR10 and vote for your favorite naming suggestion. Voting ends on 10 May. ...
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