Pluto, Charon, Nix, and Hydra

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agnau

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What does everyone think of the two new names in the pluto family?<br />
 
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doubletruncation

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I like it - fits the whole underworld theme very nicely. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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CalliArcale

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Very cool! Too bad they had to alter the spelling of Nyx to Nix. With all the asteroids out there, names are getting scarce.... <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#666699"><em>"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly . . . timey wimey . . . stuff."</em>  -- The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>
 
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agnau

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I know, pretty soon we will be looking to more modern fiction, superstition, and belief systems to name our celestial neighbors. Just imagine.... Iscariot as an asteroid or Nemo as a KBO planetoid.
 
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3488

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Interesting names. I noticed how the outer larger moon has been named Hydra. I still would not rule out even smaaler moons yet. Perhaps soon we will have proper names for 2003UB13 (Xena) & its moon (Gabrielle), rather than some silly television characters. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Very cool! Too bad they had to alter the spelling of Nyx to Nix. With all the asteroids out there, names are getting scarce.... <br /> <br />lol Calli <br /><br />I suppose the past got NYXED up at the time that the asteroid was discovered and named first.<br /><br /><br />I like the names either way.<br /> Nyx sounds phonetically the same as Nix. <br />I dig the names. <br />I dig astronomy too. <br /> I just dawg dig it... dawg it.<br /><br />Names are getting scarce? lol<br />Just ask a southerner like waaaaaa to pronounce Quaoar. lol Kwaaa Waaaaar<br /><br />stay safe<br /><br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><br /><strong><font size="3" color="#3366ff">Columbia and Challenger </font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="3" color="#3366ff">Starships of Heroes</font></strong></p> </div>
 
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