Opening of the contest NameExoWorlds

From left to right: Sze-leung Cheung, Alain Lecavelier des Etangs, Thierry Montmerle and Lisa Kaltenegger.

Lisa Kaltenegger from Cornell University officially opened the contest NameExoWorlds and cast the first vote at a public ceremony held during the IAU’s XXIX General Assembly in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The ceremony was accompanied by a special greeting from astronaut Scott Kelly, currently aboard the International Space Station, which was kindly facilitated by NASA.

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