Nix and Hydra Join Pantheon of Moon Names

Pluto's Twins Get Their Names, Science Now

"Pluto's baby twin moons, formerly known as S/2005 P 1 and S/2005 P 2, have been christened Nix and Hydra. The objects, discovered last year by the Hubble Space Telescope, received their names from the International Astronomical Union (IAU). A formal announcement will be issued this Friday, 23 June."

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