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Old 02-11-13, 11:04 PM   #1
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Old 02-12-13, 06:53 AM   #3
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Old 02-12-13, 07:11 AM   #4
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You can vote on them all by clicking all checkboxes. Lol.
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Old 02-13-13, 08:17 AM   #7
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Quote: Originally Posted by mecagoendiez View Post
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How may of them are?
There are "two previously unknown moons of Pluto."

Names to choose from and vote for are:

Acheron | Alecto | Cerberus | Erebus | Eurydice | Hercules | Hypnos | Lethe | Obol | Orpheus | Persephone | Styx | Vulcan
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Ilos, Eden Prime, Any ME planet will do.
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Old 02-13-13, 10:00 AM   #9
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I'd go with Cerberus and Vulcan!!!

(Woohoo...300 posts!)
Everyone knows Vulcan is already a planet!
And congrats on your 300th post!!
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Old 02-24-13, 12:47 AM   #10
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William Shatner calls on Trekkies to name Pluto's moon 'Vulcan'
Vulcan, the alien home planet of Spock from 'Star Trek,' is currently leading in an online poll organized by the California-based SETI Institute.
Fri, Feb 22 2013 at 1:57 PM
A campaign by the SETI Institute to involve the public in the naming of two recently discovered moons orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto has resulted in a show of Trekkie power.

William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk during the original 1960s "Star Trek" series and subsequent films, urged fans to suggest "Vulcan" (the home planet of the fictional alien Spock) and "Romulus." While the latter was dismissed (it's already the name of a moon orbiting the asteroid 87 Silvia), officials at SETI did allow Vulcan to join a growing list of 20 other names.

"Vulcan is the Roman god of lava and smoke, and the nephew of Pluto," Mark Showalter of SETI wrote on Feb. 12. "(Any connection to the Star Trek TV series is purely coincidental, although we can be sure that Gene Roddenberry read the classics.) Thanks to William Shatner for the suggestion!"

That suggestion has turned into a surge, with Vulcan currently in first place with somewhere over 140,000 votes. Far behind, and vying for second place, are "Styx" and "Cerberus." The winners will join three of Pluto's other moons Charon, Nix and Hydra.

For those interested in joining in on the fun, act soon voting ends on Feb. 25. If you need a little guidance, perhaps this recent tweet from Leonard Nimoy (who played Spock on "Star Trek") will help: ""Vulcan" is the logical choice. LLAP (Live Long and Prosper)."
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/william-shatner-calls-on-trekkies-to-name-plutos-moon-vulcan
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Voting ends at noon EST on Monday, February 25th, 2013.
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Old 02-28-13, 06:37 AM   #11
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Vulcan (174,062 votes) and
Cerberus (99,432) marked the most votes.

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We have been overwhelmed by the world's response. Thank you to all 450,324 who voted!
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Please be patient now. It could take 1-2 months for the final names of P4 and P5 to be selected and approved. Stay tuned.

Mark Showalter, for the P4/P5 Discovery Team
Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute

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