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Pluto's New Moons are Named Nix and Hydra - Universe Today
The International Astronomical Union approved new names for Pluto’s recently discovered tiny moons. Previously designated S/2005 P 1 and 2, the moons will now bear the names Hydra and Nix. In mythology, Nix is the goddess of darkness and night, while the hydra is a monster with the body of a serpent and nine heads. … Continue reading "Pluto’s New Moons are Named Nix and Hydra"