"Vulcan" has won Pluto’s moon-naming poll!

When we last told you about the SETI-sponsored poll asking the public to help christen two of Pluto‘s as-yet unnamed moons, “Vulcan” held a significant lead. Now, after weeks of online ballot casting, the namesake of Spock‘s home planet has been named the clear winner, with a total of 450,324 votes cast since February 11. “Cerberus” came in a comfortable second place, with close to 100,000 votes. Vulcan’s towering win is thought to have been spurred thanks in large part to a clarion call issued by William Shatner earlier this month.

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