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NASA Has A Spectacularly Bad Plan To Let The Internet Name A Planet

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It's not everyday that we can change the world - at least, our world. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recently announced that an icy and seemingly barren world of MU69 will be the focus of their New Horizons spacecraft in the years to come.

The interplanetary probe, which was launched in 2006, has been taking pictures of our solar system on it's way to Pluto, which it officially reached in July of 2015.

The images it released have been crucial to researchers looking to understand more about the dwarf planet and it's moon, Charon.

But Pluto isn't the end of the journey for this intrepid explorer, the scientists at NASA will be sending it on to the outer reaches of space.

That's where we come in. The space agency is looking for something to call the target that is easier to pronounce than MU69.

Let's see what the top suggestions are so far!

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