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Name Pluto's two new moons...

Post by GeorgeC » February 12th, 2013, 11:41 pm

http://www.newser.com/story/162633/2-pl ... names.html

My suggestions:

Vader and Tyrannus.

I figured if Mimas (a Saturnian moon) can be nicknamed "the Death Star" (for obvious physical reasons) there's no reason Sith names can't be officially used for unnamed moons.

Tyrannus is self-explanatory. Vader means "father" in Dutch. Fits in with the other devilish names of that planetary system's moons...

The astronomers pretty much ran out of well-known Greek/Roman names for many planetary bodies. Time to move onto alternate religious names and science fiction for name choices!

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Re: Name Pluto's two new moons...

Post by James » February 12th, 2013, 11:51 pm

How about Vader and Tiberius -- shout out to JJ

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Re: Name Pluto's two new moons...

Post by Ben » February 13th, 2013, 5:45 am

Might as well continue the obvious..."Goofy" and "Horace"...? ;)

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