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2 Pluto Moons in Need of Devilish Names
ap ^ | Feb 11, 2013 1:03 PM CST

Posted on 02/12/2013 11:05:53 AM PST by BenLurkin

Astronomers announced a contest today to name the two itty-bitty moons of Pluto discovered over the past two years. Three Pluto moons already have names associated with Hades and the underworld: Charon, the ferryman of Hades; the half-human, half-fish spirit Nix; and the multi-headed monster Hydra.

The two unnamed moons need similarly shady references. Right now, they go by the bland titles of P4 and P5. They're no more than 15 to 20 miles across. Online voting will last two weeks. Twelve choices are available at plutorocks.com,

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; moons; p4; p5; planets; pluto; rings
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Too bad they don't take write-ins....
1 posted on 02/12/2013 11:05:59 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Nyarlathotep!


2 posted on 02/12/2013 11:07:56 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: BenLurkin
I thought Pluto was declared "not a planet." If it is not a planet, how can it have moons?
3 posted on 02/12/2013 11:09:04 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: BenLurkin

Dis, Abbadon and Washington


4 posted on 02/12/2013 11:09:50 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: BenLurkin

Huey and Louie.

Or Farrakhan and Wright.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 11:11:15 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: BenLurkin

Barack and Michelle


6 posted on 02/12/2013 11:11:39 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: BenLurkin
Little Rock #1

Little Rock #2

Circling Big Rock that used to be a planet.

7 posted on 02/12/2013 11:11:58 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: BenLurkin

BSD ... pronounced: "beastie"

8 posted on 02/12/2013 11:12:08 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: BenLurkin

Cthulhu and R’lyeh


9 posted on 02/12/2013 11:13:37 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: BenLurkin

Mordor.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 11:19:40 AM PST by married21
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To: TexasCajun

“Little Rock #1 Little Rock #2 Circling Big Rock that used to be a planet.”

That was funny.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 11:21:37 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: BenLurkin

Iblis, Arabic for the Devil. Gehenna, Hebrew for Hell


12 posted on 02/12/2013 11:24:16 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: BenLurkin

Cthulhu and R’lyeh


13 posted on 02/12/2013 11:27:58 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: BenLurkin
2 Pluto Moons in Need of Devilish Names

Chicago and Detroit

Barry and Michelle

Bill and Hillary

Seriously, I can do this all day long.

14 posted on 02/12/2013 11:29:33 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Some would argue that Charon and Pluto are actually a “double dwarf” planet, since the center of mass of the two lies between them and not beneath the surface of either one. The earth barely escapes the ignominy of being part of the earth-moon double planet system because the center of mass of the earth moon system is about 1000 miles below the surface of the earth.

Charon and Pluto are also the only bodies in the solar system known to be mutually “tidally locked”. The moon is tidally locked to the earth, i.e., it always keep the same face towards the earth. Charon and Pluto always keep the same hemisphere towards each other.

15 posted on 02/12/2013 11:33:20 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: BenLurkin

Cerberus, the three headed guard dog of hades.

Persephone, the wife of Pluto.


16 posted on 02/12/2013 11:39:04 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: BenLurkin

Styx and Nix


17 posted on 02/12/2013 11:39:04 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Cowboy Bob

It’s still a planet, just a dwarf planet.


18 posted on 02/12/2013 11:39:30 AM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

>>It’s still a planet, just a dwarf planet.<<

Hey! That’s “little people” planet!


19 posted on 02/12/2013 11:41:15 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: BenLurkin

Nosferatu and Kevin


20 posted on 02/12/2013 11:41:43 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: BenLurkin

Sunni & Shia


21 posted on 02/12/2013 11:42:55 AM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: taxcontrol

22 posted on 02/12/2013 11:46:03 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

neunteufel means 9 devils. I submitted a write in, plus lefuetnuen (backwards).


23 posted on 02/12/2013 11:47:27 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: BenLurkin

Asmoday and Iblis

( To remind us of this pleasant story from The Onion:[excert of this http://www.theonion.com/articles/hijackers-surprised-to-find-selves-in-hell,1445/ )

“There was a tumultuous conflagration of burning steel and fuel at our gates, and from it stepped forth these hijackers, the blessed name of the Lord already turning to molten brass on their accursed lips,” said Iblis The Thrice-Damned, the cacodemon charged with conscripting new arrivals into the ranks of the forgotten. “Indeed, I do not know what they were expecting, but they certainly didn’t seem prepared to be skewered from eye socket to bunghole and then placed on a spit so that their flesh could be roasted by the searing gale of flatus which issues forth from the haunches of Asmoday.”


24 posted on 02/12/2013 11:51:49 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: BenLurkin

Jersey & Blue


25 posted on 02/12/2013 11:57:16 AM PST by mikrofon (The Plutonian system *may* be more hospitable than NJ)
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To: BenLurkin
Name at least one of the moons "Apophis" after BJ Obama:

Because of his snake ring.

26 posted on 02/12/2013 11:57:30 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: BenLurkin
Cerberus and Fluffy...


27 posted on 02/12/2013 11:57:33 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: BenLurkin

Michelle and Barack


28 posted on 02/12/2013 12:00:15 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: BenLurkin

I would write in:

Rosa and DeLauro

(inside joke for people who believe that beauty is skin deep but ugliness goes right to the soul)


29 posted on 02/12/2013 12:02:10 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Paine in the Neck

I was thinking they would be better used if they find more moons around Uranus.


30 posted on 02/12/2013 12:22:26 PM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: allmendream

How about we go to Babylonian Mythology, Dagan and Humbaba?


31 posted on 02/12/2013 1:04:06 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: BenLurkin

Since these are levels of Pluto (the underworld), I suggest we name them after the circles of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. The two that work the best would be Avaritia and Ira — Greed and Wrath to the non-Latinists among us.


32 posted on 02/12/2013 1:08:37 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: SunkenCiv

33 posted on 02/12/2013 1:28:16 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BenLurkin

Heckle and Jeckle.


34 posted on 02/12/2013 3:50:26 PM PST by Sparky21555
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To: Sparky21555

Excellent!


35 posted on 02/12/2013 4:13:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Since these are levels of Pluto (the underworld), I suggest we name them after the circles of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. The two that work the best would be Avaritia and Ira — Greed and Wrath to the non-Latinists among us.


36 posted on 02/12/2013 4:35:34 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: BenLurkin

You sir are obviously a man of refinement.


37 posted on 02/12/2013 5:09:13 PM PST by Sparky21555
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To: Beowulf9

Isn’t neunteufel cheese? ;’)


38 posted on 02/12/2013 5:30:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: JRios1968

We think alike.


39 posted on 02/12/2013 5:30:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: martin_fierro; KevinDavis; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

Most of the names in the thread have already been assigned to other bodies.

But I don’t think we need to look farther than names of a couple of Star Trek villains.

Or name them Kirk and Spock.

Or we could go with other contexts, and forget about Hades.

Pixie and Dixie.

Frick and Frack.

Beanie and Cecil.

Hank and Frank (after the horses in that old joke).

Homer and Jethro.

Flatt and Scruggs...


40 posted on 02/12/2013 5:36:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: logitech

I bow to the winner!


41 posted on 02/12/2013 5:38:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Mr. K

I loved that at the time, glad you posted that link.


42 posted on 02/12/2013 5:39:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Don't make trouble. ;')
To Pluto -- And Far Beyond "To Pluto And Far Beyond" By David H. Levy, Parade, January 15, 2006 -- We don't have a dictionary definition yet that includes all the contingencies. In the wake of the new discovery, however, the International Astronomical Union has set up a group to develop a workable definition of planet. For our part, in consultation with several experienced planetary astronomers, Parade offers this definition: A planet is a body large enough that, when it formed, it condensed under its own gravity to be shaped like a sphere. It orbits a star directly and is not a moon of another planet.

43 posted on 02/12/2013 5:46:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks BenLurkin for the topic, martin for the ping.

“Dis” and “Dat”?

Thys and Thyat?

An ‘extra, extra’ for APoD members.


44 posted on 02/12/2013 5:49:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Isn’t neunteufel cheese? ;’)”

Lol! Nine devils - good with jam:) or is that ‘bad’ with jam...


45 posted on 02/12/2013 5:52:06 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: SunkenCiv

Check out the new New Horizons telemetry page.

http://www.yaohua2000.org/cgi-bin/New%20Horizons.pl


46 posted on 02/12/2013 5:54:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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47 posted on 02/12/2013 5:58:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Darth and Vader?


48 posted on 02/12/2013 5:58:51 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SunkenCiv; logitech
sunni and shia
49 posted on 02/12/2013 6:00:26 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SunkenCiv

You know what they say about great minds...


50 posted on 02/12/2013 7:20:50 PM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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