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Emily LakdawallaJuly 22, 2015

Name Hayabusa2's asteroid target!

Have you ever wanted to name an asteroid? JAXA is offering the opportunity to name Hayabusa2's target asteroid, 1999 JU3 to the public through a contest that runs through August 31. There are few conditions on the application process except the standard ones imposed by the IAU:

Anyone can apply through the application form, and you can make multiple suggestions if you like.

I've run a few of these naming contests in my time but have nothing whatever to do with this contest, so please allow me to offer a few suggestions:

Good luck!

Hayabusa2 at asteroid 1999 JU3

Go Miyazaki

Hayabusa2 at asteroid 1999 JU3

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