Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty

Tunahan Topuz, age 17

Turkey

Proposed name: Antioch

Justification for the name: "'Antioch' was an ancient city on the easter side of the Orantes River in Anatolia. 'Antioch' the place where Christian,Jewish,Muslim,Syriac and many other people belonging to different religions live in peace for centuries, is known as the cradle of the religions. The historic story of the city is an important factor in the origin of this peaceful atmosphere. This place, where The azan sounds mix with churc bells is an ascription to the humanity. 'Antioch' means brotherhood, therefore it would be a very meaningful message to send greetings to the earth and humans with the name 'Antioch' from far away, from the deepest part of the space."

What do you want to see next in space?

Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Planetary Defense

An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.

Donate

Featured Video

Class 9: Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune

Watch Now

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join The Planetary Society

Let’s explore the cosmos together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!