“Vulcan” has won Pluto’s moon-naming poll!
When we last told you about the SETI-sponsored poll asking the public to help christen two of Pluto‘s as-yet unnamed moons, “Vulcan” held a significant lead. Now, after weeks of online ballot casting, the namesake of Spock‘s home planet has been named the clear winner, with a total of 450,324 votes cast since February 11. “Cerberus” came in a comfortable second place, with close to 100,000 votes. Vulcan’s towering win is thought to have been spurred thanks in large part to a clarion call issued by William Shatner earlier this month. More »
via io9: Star Trek http://io9.com/5987054/vulcan-has-won-plutos-moon+naming-poll
- Pluto’s Two New Moons Have Names. One of Them is “Vulcan” (tor.com)
- “Vulcan” has won Pluto’s moon-naming poll! (io9.com)
- Pluto May Soon Have a Moon Named Vulcan (Thanks to William Shatner) (universetoday.com)