Contest seeks underworldly names for two Pluto moons
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) - Want to name Pluto's two tiniest moons? Then you'll need to dig deep into mythology.
Astronomers announced a contest on Monday 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. They are 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 24km to 32km across.