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Thank you for helping a child enter the Name That Asteroid Contest!

A copy of your entry has been emailed to the address that you provided. The email will come from "tps@planetary.org." If you have any questions or concerns about your participation in the contest, or if you need to make any corrections to an entry, please contact us.  Please include your entry number in any inquiries.

If you are not the child's parent or legal guardian, The Planetary Society will need to seek parental consent for the child's participation if they are selected as a winner. Here is a parental consent form that you may use for that purpose.


The naming contest for the near Earth asteroid currently named (101955) 1999 RQ36 is a partnership of the Planetary Society; MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, the discoverers of (101955) 1999 RQ36; and the University of Arizona, who under principal investigator Dante Lauretta was chosen by NASA to lead the OSIRIS-REx (Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer) asteroid sample return mission.

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