Pluto’s Moons Named in Poll.
Two of Pluto’s smallest moons now have official names: Kerberos and Styx.
The moons were discovered by a SETI institute scientist in 2011 and 2012, but instead of naming them himself as he’s entitled to, he decided to throw it open to an internet poll.
The top name of Vulcan was rejected by the International Astronomical Union, leaving second place Kerberos (a three-headed dog guarding the gates of the underworld), and Styx (the river that doomed souls must cross).

Pluto’s Moons Named in Poll.

Two of Pluto’s smallest moons now have official names: Kerberos and Styx.

The moons were discovered by a SETI institute scientist in 2011 and 2012, but instead of naming them himself as he’s entitled to, he decided to throw it open to an internet poll.

The top name of Vulcan was rejected by the International Astronomical Union, leaving second place Kerberos (a three-headed dog guarding the gates of the underworld), and Styx (the river that doomed souls must cross).

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