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Names for New Pluto Moons Accepted by the IAU After Public Vote

2 Jul 2013, 16:00 UTC
Names for New Pluto Moons Accepted by the IAU After Public Vote

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is announcing that the names Kerberos and Styx have officially been recognised for the fourth and fifth moons of Pluto, which were discovered in 2011 and 2012. The names were submitted to the IAU by the leader of the team responsible for the discovery, who had called for the help of the general public in an open contest that attracted a substantial number of participants.

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