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Vulcan Loses In Pluto Moons Name Game. Did the IAU Choose Wisely?

by Elizabeth Howell July 2, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter It looks like Vulcan was not the logical choice for the International Astronomical Union when it came to naming Pluto’s new moons. The internationally recognized body for astronomy names selected Kerberos and Styx as the new names for Plutonian moons P4 […]

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Pluto May Soon Have a Moon Named Vulcan (Thanks to William Shatner)

by Jason Major February 25, 2013

The votes have been tallied and the results are in from the SETI Institute’s Pluto Rocks Poll: “Vulcan” and “Cerberus” have come out on top for names for Pluto’s most recently-discovered moons, P4 and P5. After 450,324 votes cast over the past two weeks, Vulcan is the clear winner with a landslide 174,062 votes… due […]

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Help Name Pluto’s Newest Moons!

by Jason Major February 11, 2013

Today marks seven months since the announcement of Pluto’s fifth moon and over a year and a half since the discovery of the one before that. But both moons still have letter-and-number designations, P5 and P4, respectively… not very imaginative, to say the least, and not really fitting into the pantheon of mythologically-named worlds in our Solar System. […]

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