Help name an asteroid!
In 2016, NASA will launch OSIRIS-REx
, an unmanned mission to an astroid called 1999 RQ36. It is, to say the least, not the most inspiringly named object in space. That's why MIT, the University of Arizona, and the Planetary Society are sponsoring a contest to rename it. If you are under age 18—and are capable of the official asteroid naming guidelines—then you can enter the contest
! Too old? (Or too incapable of coming up with a non-offensive asteroid name?) Then post your idea here!