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Astronomers Ask Public To Help Name Pluto’s New Moons


By tradition, the moons of Pluto have names associated with Hades and the underworld. Beginning today, people can vote by visiting:

http://www.plutorocks.com/

Voting ends at noon EST on Monday, February 25th, 2013.

“The Greeks were great storytellers and they have given us a colorful cast of characters to work with,” said Mark Showalter, Senior Research Scientist at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. He and the teams of astronomers who made the discoveries will select two names based on the outcome of the voting.

Full Story: http://www.seti.org/node/1592

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