International Astronomical Union

This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows five moons orbiting the distant, icy dwarf planet Pluto. P5, circled, was the moon discovered in 2012. (Illustration credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Frattare)

Capt. Kirk’s Vulcan entry wins Pluto moons contest

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – “Star Trek” fans, rejoice. An online vote to name Pluto’s two newest, itty-bitty moons is over. And No. 1 is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series.

02/25/2013

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