Feb 5, 2024

Breaking Newsve About Zoozve

Less than two weeks since we released Zoozve, and we have BIG NEWS about our quest to name the first-ever quasi-moon! And that’s only the half of it! 

Listen to the episode “Zoozve” before you listen to this update! (https://radiolab.org/podcast/zoozve)


Reported by - Latif Nasser
with help from - Ekedi Fausther-Keeys
Produced by - Sarah Qari
Original music and sound design contributed by - Sarah Qari
with mixing help from - Arianne Wack
Fact-checking by - Diane Kelly
and Edited by  - Becca Bressler


Official announcement about Zoozve is available here! (https://www.wgsbn-iau.org/files/Bulletins/V004/WGSBNBull_V004_002.pdf) If you’d like to see or sign up for the official asteroid naming bulletin that comes from the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group for Small Bodies Nomenclature, you can do so here (https://www.wgsbn-iau.org/).  

If you’d like to buy (or even just look at) Alex Foster’s Solar System poster (featuring Zoozve of course), check it out here (https://zpr.io/dcqVEgHP43SJ). First 75 new annual sign-ups to our membership program The Lab get one free, autographed by Alex! Existing members of The Lab, look out for a discount code!

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