Astronomers who discovered Plutoid 2007 OR10 asked Internet users to help choose an appropriate name for it by online voting. The team with the most votes will be offered to the International Astronomical Union, which makes the final decision.
Scientists have chosen for the largest nameless object in the solar system, only three names. Gunggun (Gonggong) – Chinese god of water (according to some versions of the monster) with red hair and a snake tail. Holle – in German mythology, the winter goddess and patroness of women. Vili is the brother of Odin, who endowed people with reason and movement.
In 2007, Meg Schwamb, Mike Brown and David Rabinowitz discovered a dwarf planet with a diameter of 1250 kilometers. Initially, the researchers wanted to name it in honor of Snow White, but then abandoned the idea. She also has her own satellite, whose diameter is 250 kilometers. He is also nameless, but he was discovered by another group of scientists.
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