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A poll has been opened to decide the names for two newly discovered moons of Pluto, and so far the response has been phenomenal, the SETI Institute told El Reg. The two moons, the fourth and fifth found to be orbiting Pluto, have been provisionally named P4 and P5, but now the SETI Institute has teamed up with the International …

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I've gone and submitted Pirithous as an alternative. It's one of my favourite "don't piss off the Gods" stories.

He and Theseus went down to the underworld with the intent of taking Persephone as his wife. Needless to say it didn't end well, what with them both being trapped on the chair of forgetfulness by Hades, and Theseus only being freed at the expense of his buttocks when Heracles harrowed hell to get Cerberus; Pirithous was trapped forever.

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Meh

I know how he feels

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R2-D2 and C3-P0

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surely..

Patrick and Moore?

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Greek Mythology

"Employment" and "national assets of 50p"

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Can't remember but

"Lethe, whose waters caused those who drank to forget everything" I think I might actually have been there

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Re: Can't remember but

Nah, that was some of uncle Roscoe's homemade glog.

Icon because it was 190 proof.

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Cronos

And Mantas. Or Abaddon.

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Sagan and Moore

thats all.

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Keep the dog/hell theme of Pluto and add in Cerberus and Orthrus

Or if you just want to stick to Disney dogs then Goofy and his son Max

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Doland and Gooby!

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Rupert

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following in from Nix

Zilch and Nada

or following on from Charon: Cloe and Joey - cant get much nearer hell than that.

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Uranus

"Showalter has already named two moons of Uranus (Mab and Cupid, named after Shakespearean characters)"

Surely Uranus's satellites/moons should be called hemorrhoid and klingon... Or Sphincter and Starfish

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Underworld

Mornington Crescent and Cockfosters

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Red Dwarf..

'HeadOne' and 'HeadTwo'. Kryten had three but one was a mardy Yorkshireman so it can be upset at not being nominated.

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Hades reference... Cerberus had two heads.

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Cerberus had three heads, his brother Orphus had two heads

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Classical Underworld?

Got to be Slippy & Cowgirl.

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Re: Classical Underworld?

Heh - posted that Underworld joke on the other page....

But I guess as a followup we could go with "Everything" and "Everything"

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Ah, missed that, was thinking no one had used it yet!

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Could do with something really classical

Dante and Virgil?

Named after the The Divine Comedy, rather than the Devil May Cry series.

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Twins of Evil

Gates and Jobs?

I know no current celebrities.

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Re: Twins of Evil

Cameron and Clegg?

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Windows 8 and Office 2013

Because everyone knows they are out there but no ones really that interested.

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a poetic reflection

The hell of astronomy

is all that taxonomy.

There's an object for everyone famous.

I understand Triton

was one of the Titans.

But I don't know much of Uranus.

OR...

I'm very impressed by Uranus.

or

The cold gassy blob is Uranus.

or

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none of them hugely spontaneous...

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"only a handful of man-made object to venture out of the solar system"

Is that hand empty? I though voyagers hadn't made it yet, and they are the furthest away.

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Planet and Planet 2

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All of you ignoring the "classic greek" bit

Look, if you are going to ignore the requirement for classic Greek, then there is one name that must obviously be there.

Hitler.

For the co-starring role, any of the following would do:

Manson

Rader

Gacy

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Write-in?

Sisyphus got left off the list. There must be some mistake... or perhaps someone dropped the ball.

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Sisyphus

Naw, we just don' wan' no sissies 'round our planetoid!

(and why the hell you were downvoted is beyond me...)

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Underwurlde?

Has to be Ultimate and Play The Game :)

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Classical Underworld

Catwoman and Riddler

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Alien

>> SETI said it is monitoring the boards for signs of spamming.

and if there are no signs, they'll pick an even easier target until ... something ... please ... anything.

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James Westfall and Doctor Kenneth Noisewater

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Dark Side of The....

Has to be Pink and Floyd, surely?....

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Plato and Bluto

or Bluto and Plato

:)

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Pluto's not a planet, remember?

They can't be moons, 'cause when illegitimate planets get things orbiting around them, they have the power to just shut that whole thing down.

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