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Kendall Oliver, age 13

Florida, United States

Proposed name: Adroa

Justification for the name: "Adroa; an African God of two halves. That is what I believe the 1999 RQ36 Asteroid should be named. Adroa was half good, and half evil. Much like the asteroid, 1999 RQ36, which has one of the highest impact probabilities in the next few hundred years of any known asteroid, yet may hold clues to how life started on Earth. Adroa is said to be the Creator of Earth. The asteroid is a B-Type, meaning it is rich in elements and is similar to the asteroids that may have brought seeds of life to early Earth. The African God is surprisingly similar to the asteroid in many respects. That’s why I believe that the name Adroa is the perfect fit for the asteroid."

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