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Candlelight February 12 2013 01:24 AM

Help name the moons of Pluto
 
http://www.plutorocks.com/

Voting goes to February 25.

Christopher February 12 2013 01:33 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
I voted for Orpheus and Eurydice. Seems a natural pairing.

iguana_tonante February 12 2013 01:46 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
I voted for Acheron and Styx.

I'm in a grim mood today. :lol:

MacLeod February 12 2013 01:50 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
Ok, where's the vote to reclassify pluto as a Planet (rather than a minor one)? :p

Christopher February 12 2013 01:59 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
^Hey, if you want to put Pluto back in, you also have to count Ceres, Eris, Haumea, Makemake, and possibly hundreds more to be confirmed in the decades ahead.

Tiberius February 12 2013 02:01 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
I find it very funny that this new definition of planet discounts Jupiter.

CorporalClegg February 12 2013 02:07 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
I voted for Styx and Orpheus, one of which has charmed me with music for years. :shifty:

The Festivus Awakens February 12 2013 02:16 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
I chose Cerberus and Erebus since they seemed like logical companions to Hydra and Nix, respectively.

Naira February 12 2013 03:01 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
I voted for Acheron, Cerberus and Persephone. You have to cross the first two to get to him. Persephone was his wife but I like my first two choices better.

Santa Claus February 12 2013 03:30 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
I chose Acheron and Persephone.

Santa Kang February 12 2013 03:30 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
What? No Mickey, Goofy or Donald?

Mojochi February 12 2013 03:42 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
Quote:

Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 7672219)
What? No Mickey, Goofy or Donald?

^This

Payback is a bitch, bitches. Who da dawg now, you goofy punk?

Alidar Jarok February 12 2013 03:51 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
Quote:

Christopher wrote: (Post 7671613)
I voted for Orpheus and Eurydice. Seems a natural pairing.

I'm tempted to go with them, but I also think Persephone should be paired with Pluto, so I think I'll go with Cerberus and Persephone.

It seems Pluto has the coolest tales associated with them.

The Mirrorball Man February 12 2013 04:06 AM

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Quote:

MacLeod wrote: (Post 7671697)
Ok, where's the vote to reclassify pluto as a Planet (rather than a minor one)? :p

There's no need to reclassify anything. The scientific definition of "planet" does not need to be used by everyone.

SchwEnt February 12 2013 04:09 AM

Re: Help name the moons of Pluto
 
^^^ I like these suggested names. I think some of them have already been used in the solar system (named asteroids or other moons or craters/geological features).

I don't have an IAU Atlas handy and I'm too lazy to google right now. But I could swear I recall seeing Styx or Orpheus or Persephone or Cerberus somewhere in the solar system already. Maybe it won't matter.


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