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News Archive / Tagged: SETI Institute

  • Asteroid naming contest sparks discussion of women in astronomy

    Laurel KornfeldJanuary 26th, 2021

    The selection of the late astronomer Ada Amelia Carrera Rodriguez as the winner of an asteroid-naming contest sparked an online panel discussion by the contest's sponsors about the role of women in astronomy.

  • New Horizons’ next target nicknamed Ultima Thule

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 16th, 2018

    Following a public naming campaign that drew 115,000 participants, NASA's New Horizons team has selected the name Ultima Thule for the spacecraft's second target, Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69, which the probe is scheduled to fly past on New Year's Day 2019.