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Contest seeks names for 2 Pluto moons

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Want to name Pluto's two tiniest moons? Then you'll need to dig deep into mythology.
    
Astronomers announced a contest Monday to name the two itty-bitty moons of Pluto discovered over the past two years.
    
Pluto is the Roman equivalent of the Greek's Hades, lord of the underworld, and its three bigger moons have related mythological names: Charon, the ferryman of Hades; Nix for the night goddess; and the multi-headed monster Hydra.
    
The two unnamed moons - no more than 15 to 20 miles across - need similarly shady references. Right now, they go by the bland titles of P4 and P5.
    
Online voting will last two weeks, ending Feb. 25. Twelve choices are available at the website http://www.plutorocks.com.

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