Can you help name a small, frozen world?

Nasa is seeking a nickname for a tiny, icy world on the edge of the solar system which is the next destination for New Horizons, the spacecraft that surveyed Pluto.

Thursday, 9th November 2017, 5:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 3:52 am
Artist's concept of NASAs New Horizons spacecraft flying by 2014 MU69

New Horizons whipped past Pluto two years ago, and is heading for the heavenly body named 2014 MU69 - gobbledygook to even the most die-hard scientists.

To lighten the mood as New Horizons aims for a 2019 flyby, the research team is holding a naming contest. The deadline is December 1.

To submit your suggested names and to vote for your favorites, go to:

http://frontierworlds.seti.org

NASA and the New Horizons team will review the top voted names and announce their selection in early January.