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Renuka M., age 14

United States

Proposed name: Narada

Justification for the name: "Narada, in Indian mythology is a sage who had the ability to travel between planets and communicate the observations of his travels to the Gods and the inhabitants of the Earth. Similarly, Asteroid(101955) 1999 RQ36 could be the asteroid which brought carbonaceous compounds and seeded life on Earth, just like Narada who brought information. However sometimes the information Narada communicated led to trouble and disputes like the asteroid's 1 in 1800 chances of colliding with Earth in the year 2182. Further, similar to the asteroid which hasn't changed much after the Solar System's origin, Narada too doesn't show the effects of aging."

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