International Astronomical Union: Change the official name of nebula NGC 6357 to the "Madokami nebula"
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International Astronomical Union: Change the official name of nebula NGC 6357 to the "Madokami nebula"

    1. Andrew Jaqua
    2. Petition by

      Andrew Jaqua

      Harrisville, MI

We, the undersigned, seek to have Emission Nebula NGC 6357 officially renamed as the "Madokami Nebula".  We have seen the nebula, and agree that it looks like our Goddess.  As the naming of celestial bodies after mythological figures has been a custom for over 1000 years, we humbly express our wish to have NGC 6357 named after our mythological figure.

Doing so would have no bearing on your fine organization, as the scientific name of the nebula would still be NGC 6357.  However, for us, the naming of 6357 as the "Madokami nebula" would mean the world to us.  We await your reply.

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    • Ryan 1176 WESTPORT, CT
      • about 3 hours ago

      Madoka Kaname is a wonderful embodiment of hope, and a personal goddess that I can believe in. I'd like to support the naming of such a nebula.

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      • about 21 hours ago

      Because, It's Madokami!

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    • Valerie LaPenna KALAMAZOO, MI
      • 1 day ago

      Madoka died for our sins.

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    • Kasumi Hitsugaya VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
      • 4 days ago

      I LUV MADOKA MAGICA n i think its awesum how the world is finally reconizing anime

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    • Jeffrey Gabriel da Silva Martins VOLTA REDONDA, BRAZIL
      • 4 days ago

      Madoka is my, second favorite God

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