Help Us Name the Moons of Pluto! (The webpage is HERE .)
Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2011 and 2012 revealed two previously unknown moons of Pluto. So far, we have been calling them “P4” and “P5”, but the time has come to give them permanent names. If it were up to you, what would you choose?
By tradition, the names of Pluto’s moons come from Greek and Roman mythology, and are related to the ancient tales about Hades and the Underworld. Please pick your favorites on the ballot below.
Alternatively, if you have a great idea for a name that we have overlooked, let us know by filling out the write-in form. If you can make a good case for it, we will add it to the list. See the blog page for the latest info.
Ground Rules: Feel free to come back, but please do not vote more than once per day, just so everybody gets a fair chance to make their opinion known. We will take your votes and suggestions into consideration when we propose the names for P4 and P5 to the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Voting ends at noon EST on Monday, February 25th, 2013.
Mark Showalter, for the P4/P5 Discovery Team
Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute
Learn more about the names, and then select your favorites on the ballot below.
It’s that time again! The information is: HERE
Entries are due to me by Tuesday, March 13, 2013.