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Soon, You’ll Officially Be Able To Name An Exoplanet... Sort Of

Soon, You’ll Officially Be Able To Name An Exoplanet... Sort Of

Popular Science - By Sarah Fecht

You can't come up with the names, but you can choose from several IAU-approved titles Exoplanets such as “OGLE-05-071L” and “HD 104985” could get catchier names this year. The International Astronomical Union—the organization that names planetary bodies—has just launched the first phase of its …

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