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Posts Tagged ‘Pluto’

NASA New Horizons Mission Trek Names

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015


A proposed list of names for geological features on Pluto and its moons includes a few names familiar to Trek fans.

NASA‘s New Horizons team has submitted the list of names which came from an “OurPluto” online survey.


Sorry Shatner; No Vulcan!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Back in February, TrekToday reported that William Shatner‘s campaign to have one of two Pluto moons given the name Vulcan had resulted in a first place finish in the voting, but today comes the news that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has thumbed its nose at the voters.

Vulcan had finished first in the voting, with 174,062 votes, followed by Cerberus which was second with 99,432 votes.


Shatner Suggests Pluto Moon Names

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

A day after Internet users were asked to help name the fourth and fifth moons of Pluto, one of William Shatner‘s two suggestions has been added to the list of twelve put forth by the discoverers of those two moons.

The two tiny moons, only fifteen to twenty miles across each, were discovered in 2011 and 2012 and carry the labels P4 and P5.