Nickname the Asteroid. Defend the Planet.

Space lovers from around the world have a chance to give a Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) its “official nickname.” The winner receives a lifetime of bragging rights, but the prize for science is far more compelling: Knowledge that could defend the planet from a civilization-ending asteroid impact, similar to the event that wiped out the dinosaurs…

Nickname the Asteroid Contest

Unistellar and SETI Institute have mobilized the world's largest citizen astronomer network to conduct valuable astronomical research on Near-Earth Asteroid 1999 AP10. Citizen astronomers across the planet are helping expand our knowledge of this asteroid, so we are giving the world's astronomy lovers a chance to leave their mark on science!