In just over two years time, on New Years Day 2019 to be precise, one of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will be at the outer edge of our solar system, flying past a small frozen world in the Kuiper Belt. The world’s current designation is (486958) 2014 MU69. Not very imaginative!
NASA and the New Horizons team have reached out to the public to help give (486958) 2014 MU69 a nickname. Why not have a go at submitting a name? After all, how amazing would it be if one of our own suggestions was the winner! Who knows, maybe it could even end up as StarBase 118 canon!
The campaign will be closing December 1 at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm London / 7am+1 Sydney (Aus), with their selection being announced in early January.