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Here’s your chance to name some of the first JWST targets

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Uninspired by the boring scientific numbering of exoplanets? Well, this is your chance to name an alien world and its host star by connecting them to human cultures.

To mark the tenth anniversary of its Office for Astronomy Outreach, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is holding a contest to name 20 exoplanetary techniques that the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will observe. (The IAU is answerable for all names in area.) The competitors, NameExoWorlds 2022, seeks to carry collectively skilled astronomers and the wider public to supply the alternative to name 20 chosen exoplanets, together with their host stars, whereas additionally creating hyperlinks from area science to numerous cultures on Earth.




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