Some eagle-eyed Puella Magi Madoka Magica (http://www NULL.crunchyroll NULL.com/puella-magi-madoka-magica) fans have started a petition to convince the scientists of the Midcourse Space Experiment (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Midcourse_Space_Experiment) (MSX) and the International Astronomical Union (http://www NULL.iau NULL.org/) to rename the NGC 6357 nebula (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/NGC_6357) the “Madokami Nebula” due to its alleged resemblance to Ultimate Madoka, series main character Madoka Kaname’s ultimate form.
The petition reads, in part:
It is our belief that NGC 6357 is the physical representation of Madoka Kaname… We feel that calling her Holiness the “War and Peace” Nebula is a desecration of the trials and hardships she endured in her life before her ascension. Thus, we humbly ask that NGC 6357 be renamed the “Madokami Nebula”.
NGC 6357 is a nebula in the constellation Scorpius. It was actually given the name War and Peace Nebula (http://www NULL.space NULL.com/16211-war-and-peace-nebula-photo NULL.html) by the MSX scientists—a moniker already cool in itself because the scientists feel that in infrared images, the bright, western part resembles a dove, and in contrast, the eastern part resembles a skull.
The petition can be found HERE (http://www NULL.change NULL.org/petitions/international-astronomical-union-change-the-official-name-of-nebula-ngc-6357-to-the-madokami-nebula).
We cannot guarantee that signing the petition is, in fact, making a contract with Kyubey.
Sign at your own risk!
For those of you who haven’t checked out Puella Magi Madoka Magica, I highly recommend you give it a look (http://www NULL.crunchyroll NULL.com/puella-magi-madoka-magica).
SOURCE (http://www NULL.crunchyroll NULL.com/anime-news/2013/02/08-1/there-is-a-new-petition-to-name-a-nebula-after-ultimate-madoka)