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Name Pluto's New Moons - Vote Now

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If you ever wanted to name a celestial object now is your time. The website plutorocks.com is currently holding a ballot for people to decide the names for the newly discovered moons orbiting around Pluto. These moons have the rather boring names of P4 and P5 at the moment. The names on the list tend to relate to stories and characters in Hades, the underworld in greek mythology. However, you can also submit new names if you have better ones. The most popular names will be presented to the International Astronomical Union. The closing date is February the 25th so get on over to the website and get voting.

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Frattare (STScI)



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