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Leah Crane NewScientist April 9, 2019
A dwarf planet discovered over a decade ago is the largest body we know of in our solar system without a proper name – but that’s about to change.
Meg Schwamb, an astronomer at Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, and her colleagues have opened a public vote to name the distant world, which is currently known only as 2007 OR10. They have selected three potential names that fit the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) rules on official names for minor planets, and will recommend the winner to the IAU, which will then select the formal name.