posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 05:59 PM
After nearly a half million votes cast by the public, Pluto’s two tiniest moons may have new names – one of them possibly being christened after
the home world of a famous fictional pointy-eared humanoid named Mr.Spock.
Astronomer Michael Showalter and his team who discovered these tiny worldlets put a call out to the internet community asking for help in naming the
moons, now known only as P4 and P5. The only stipulation for original entries were that they had to be associated with the gods of the underworld
from Greek and Roman mythology., just like Pluto and its three other moons which already have names.
Originally there were 12 names on a list to choose from but thanks to the suggestion of famed actor William Shatner aka Captain James T. Kirk from the
original Star Trek television series, a new, wildly popular entry- Vulcan – took the lead early on. According to ancient Roman mythology Vulcan is
the god of lava and is also the nephew of Pluto.
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What would you choose for nameing the two moons?