Enter the Contest
Asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36 needs a name. Here's how parents, teachers, and other mentors can help kids name an asteroid.
- Read about OSIRIS-REx and (101955) 1999 RQ36.
- Read the contest rules.
- Read the guidelines used by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) for naming near-Earth asteroids.
- Decide on a name and write a paragraph explaining why the name is the best choice for 1999 RQ36. The paragraph is limited to 900 characters, including spaces.
- Fill out the contest entry form below before the contest deadline,
December 2, 2012December 31, 2012 at 3:59 p.m. PST / 11:59 pm UTC.