Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Naming Pluto's New Moon

Ex-planet Pluto is named for the God of the Underworld, and its three previously known moons have gloomy names:

Charon, the ferryman of the dead
Nix, goddess of night and Charon's mother
Hydra, a many-headed monster that guarded an entrance to the underworld

So what to name the newly discovered fourth moon? Something really dark and gloomy and a little frightening?

I suggest "John Boehner."

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