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Planetary Society 2013 Contest
(University of Arizona website)
OSIRIS-REx images: University of Arizona
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In May 2013 the IAU officially renamed Asteroid 1999 RQ36 to Bennu, the winning entry in the Planetary Society's Name That Asteroid! contest.
It was named by Mike, a third-grade student in Greensboro NC.
This became the first cosmic object since Pluto to be named by a school child!
This Septemberr the OSIRIS-REx mission launches to explore the asteroid, returning samples to Earth in 2023
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