This initiative has a particular objective: it aims to encourage “communities around the world to connect their own cultures to these distant worlds”.
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According to the IAU, they are among the first exoplanets that the James Webb telescope will observe. They were spotted using a myriad of methods, namely the “transit method and direct imaging”.
We cannot offer names of planets that are personally significant to them. Suggested names “should be people or places of long-standing cultural, historical, or geographic significance, worthy of being bestowed upon a celestial object.” The names of the star and the planet must be correlated.
After selecting their names, teams should also try to come up with and execute an exoplanet-related outreach activity, such as a live or web-based program educating the general public about exoplanets and their importance.
The maximum word count for submissions written in English should be 300, and submitted videos should be no longer than three minutes, in 360p resolution or higher and with English subtitles. Along with this, a public outreach project report, which should be no longer than 300 words, mentions the team members, the outreach event, and any photos or videos that may have been taken to document it.
This article was written by Ananya Jena