Instead of traveling to asteroid (1010955) 1999 RQ36, the asteroid's current name, we're asking for help to find a new name. The Planetary Society, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, and the discovers at MIT's Lincoln Lab, will recommend selected names to the Interna- tional Astronomical Union for selection.
Contestants choose a name, explain their choice and submit the application on the Planetary Society website.
Contest starts Tuesday September 4, 2012. The deadline is Sunday December 2, 2012.
For contest rules, guidelines, and application visit: www.planetary.org/name