Name A Planet.......

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ToraToraTora | 15:05 Wed 17th Apr 2019 | Science
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Discovered in 2007 we are now going to get a choice of 3 names to vote on, "Gonggong, Holle and Vili." - perlease 12 years and that's the best they could come up with! What should the new minor planet be called?


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What about "Planet McPlanetface" ?
Sherlock or Moriarty :-)
Vili of the three shortlisted, fits the description well.
not my butt.
Maybe we could name it after a chocolate bar because a lot of chocolate is space related.. probs cus it tastes outta this world, man!
Did they run out of Roman gods then ?
It takes time to determine the orbit of a minor planet that far away, which is probably why it has taken so long to get to the naming bit rather than using the designstion it was given back in 2007.

Based on the name opions given, it's a classical Kuiper belt object rather than one which crosses Neptune's orbit, and the naming convention is that they are given a mythical name not necessarily taken from Greek or Roman mythology.

That should deal with your "perlease" and the reason for those names being chosen. My choice would be Vili, though the others could also be appropriate.

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