Help name largest unnamed world in our solar system now

Kuiper belt astroonomy wikimedia commons image

Paul Stansifer, and User:84user (see “source”) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (

The International Astronomical Union and the Minor PLanet Center is asking the public to vote on the name for 2007 OR10 a Kuiper Belt Object which orbits way out past Pluto and dwarf planet Eris.

“2007 OR10’s orbit places it in the Kuiper belt, the sea of icy planetesimals that orbit beyond Neptune. Over 3000 Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) are known to date. 2007 OR10 resides on an elliptical orbit. It makes its closest approach to the Sun at 33 au (1 au is the mean distance between the Earth and Sun), and its furthest point from the Sun is at a distance of 101 au. 2007 OR10 has a typical orbit of a scattered disk Kuiper belt object, one that was emplaced into the Kuiper belt during the migration of our Solar System’s giant planets, including Neptune, through gravitational scattering.”

Cast your vote by 11:59 pm PDT on May 10, 2019


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