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 …
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.
I know how he feels
R2-D2 and C3-P0
Patrick and Moore?
"Employment" and "national assets of 50p"
Can't remember but
"Lethe, whose waters caused those who drank to forget everything" I think I might actually have been there
Re: Can't remember but
Nah, that was some of uncle Roscoe's homemade glog.
Icon because it was 190 proof.
And Mantas. Or Abaddon.
Sagan and Moore
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
Doland and Gooby!
following in from Nix
Zilch and Nada
or following on from Charon: Cloe and Joey - cant get much nearer hell than that.
"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
Mornington Crescent and Cockfosters
'HeadOne' and 'HeadTwo'. Kryten had three but one was a mardy Yorkshireman so it can be upset at not being nominated.
Hades reference... Cerberus had two heads.
Re: Red Dwarf..
Cerberus had three heads, his brother Orphus had two heads
Got to be Slippy & Cowgirl.
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"
Re: Classical Underworld?
Ah, missed that, was thinking no one had used it yet!
Could do with something really classical
Dante and Virgil?
Named after the The Divine Comedy, rather than the Devil May Cry series.
Twins of Evil
Gates and Jobs?
I know no current celebrities.
Re: Twins of Evil
Cameron and Clegg?
Windows 8 and Office 2013
Because everyone knows they are out there but no ones really that interested.
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.
I'm very impressed by Uranus.
The cold gassy blob is Uranus.
Re: a poetic reflection
none of them hugely spontaneous...
"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.
Planet and Planet 2
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.
For the co-starring role, any of the following would do:
Sisyphus got left off the list. There must be some mistake... or perhaps someone dropped the ball.
Naw, we just don' wan' no sissies 'round our planetoid!
(and why the hell you were downvoted is beyond me...)
Has to be Ultimate and Play The Game :)
Catwoman and Riddler
>> 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.
James Westfall and Doctor Kenneth Noisewater
Dark Side of The....
Has to be Pink and Floyd, surely?....
Plato and Bluto
or Bluto and Plato
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.