Now is your chance to name a moon, but do not hope –is not on the go. Researchers at the Carnegie Institute of Science have applied some very strict rules for their competition to help the public to name the newly discovered moons of Jupiter.
Carnegie scientists for the first time announced the accidental discovery of 12 satellites circling Jupiter in July 2018. A team of astronomers searched for possible Planet X or Planet 9 beyond Pluto's orbit when the moons were found. Scott Shepard of Carnegie said 1
Now researchers are asking for help naming five of the 12 moons, but there are some rigorous guidelines to be endorsed by the International Astronomical Union. Names must be 16 characters or less, can not be offensive and can not be very similar to the names of existing moons or asteroids. Moons can not be called the name of a living person or anything related to political, military or religious assets.