Capt. Kirk's 'Vulcan' Top Name For New Pluto Moons An online vote to name Pluto's two newest, itty-bitty moons is over. And the winner is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original "Star Trek" TV series.
Contest Seeks Underworldly Names For 2 Pluto Moons Pluto’s two tiniest moons need a name and you can help, but you’ll need to dig deep into mythology.
Pluto Still Not A Planet But Boasts 5 MoonsPluto may have been kicked out of the planet club, but it has gained yet another companion. Scientists announced Wednesday the discovery of the smallest moon yet around the icy orb, bringing the tally of known moons to five.
Grab Your Telescope: Eros Asteroid Nears EarthAstronomy buffs might want to grab their telescopes and head outside Tuesday night to view a huge asteroid making a “close” approach to Earth.