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“What Would This Planet’s Name Be?” Astronomers Ask Public

Since its year of discovery in 2007, this dwarf planet that orbits the sun beyond Neptune has been addressed as (225088) 2007 OR10. Now the people who have discovered it are asking the public to help them pick a more appealing name, with the choices being:

  • Gonggo, the Chinese water god known for creating chaos and tilting the Earth. The said god has a red hair and a serpent-like tail.
  • Holle, the European winter goddess of rebirth, fertility, and women. Finally,
  • Vili, a Nordic deity.

The voting will end on May 10 and people can vote via this link.

See the news on BBC.

(Image Credit: BBC)


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