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Billie Weddell, age 12

Billie Weddell

Billie Weddell, age 12

South Dakota, United States

Proposed name: Inyan

Justification for the name: "I want the asteroid to be named Inyan (In Yawn) because in Lakota Mythology Inyan means "rock." Inyan was the first of the superior gods. He existed before the beginning. Inyan was a rock associated with the natural forces of the Earth. I feel this is a true definition of this asteroid. I am a Lakota Native American from Lower Brule, South Dakota, abd I would be greatly honored if you would name the asteroid Inyan."

What do you want to see next in space? "What's next in space? Probably more investigation such as more objects in outer space being observed. Also, more evidence will be found on Mars. I'm sure there is lots that will happen in outer space in the next few years."

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