Contest Seeks Names For 2 Pluto Moons
AP AEROSPACE WRITER
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) – Want to name Pluto’s two tiniest moons? Then you’ll need to dig deep into mythology.
Astronomers announced a contest Monday to name the two itty-bitty moons of Pluto discovered over the past two years.
Three Pluto moons already have names associated with Hades and the underworld. They are Charon, the ferryman of Hades; the half-human, half-fish spirit Nix; and the multi-headed monster Hydra.
Twelve choices are available at the Web site “plutorocks.’’ Choices include the hero who slew Hydra, Hercules; and Styx, the river to the underworld. Write-in suggestions are welcomed.