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Vulcan and Cerberus win online poll to name Pluto’s smallest moons

via LA Times

“The people have spoken, and they would like the two smallest moons of Pluto to be named Vulcan and Cerberus.

Vulcan was the only candidate with more than 100,000 votes. In fact, it blew away the rest of the field with 174,062 votes from people all over the world.

The biggest fan of the name has got to be William Shatner, who suggested it in a tweet on Feb. 12.

On Monday morning, he shared the news: “174,062 votes and Vulcan came out on top of the voting for the naming of Pluto’s moons. Thank you to all who voted!”

Vulcan, of course, is the home planet of the Vulcans of Star Trek fame. Spock, who served along with Captain James T. Kirk (played by Shatner), has Vulcan heritage.

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