BOSTON (CBS) – Have you ever wanted to name a planet?

The SETI Institute is asking for the public’s help to name two recently discovered moons orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto.

So far, astronomers have been using the names “P-4” and “P-5” to identify the tiny moons.

The scientists who first spotted the moons are asking the public to submit ideas for names, which will then be offered to the International Astronomic Union.

That’s the worldwide group of astronomers who make final decisions on naming stars, planets and other extra-terrestrial objects.

Some of the choices?

Styx, Hercules and Persephone, to name a few.

You can participate by going to the website Pluto Rocks.


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