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  1. New Horizons Spacecraft Snaps Pictures of Pluto’s Moon Hydra

    HAIL HYDRA. (Come on. You knew it was coming.)

    Pluto may not be a planet anymore, but at least its moons haven't abandoned it. It has five that we know about. So, you know, whatever, Earth and your one moon. Pluto doesn't even care about being a planet. Actually, New Horizons is on the lookout for Pluto's moons in case any we don't know about pose a danger to the mission, and it just got close enough to detect one of the ones we do know about: Hydra.

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  2. New Horizons Takes New Video of Pluto and Its Moon Charon

    Less than a year to go before New Horizons reaches Pluto

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will reach its closest approach to Pluto in July of next year, but we're already getting back important data and beautiful images. The above video is comprised of stills taken of the Pluto-Charon system over five days last month.

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  3. Head of New Horizons Pluto Mission Issues Challenge to Neil deGrasse Tyson to Debate Pluto Planet Status

    Looks like we're dealing with a badass over here.

    Pluto isn't a planet anymore (or really, it never was). While it's still managed to go about its day-to-day of being relatively small, orbiting the sun, and hanging out in the Kuiper Belt, some humans aren't happy with the demotion. So, Alan Stern of New Horizons has challenged dwarf planet status advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson to a debate.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Lots of April Fools’ Day Gags

    As they have become famous for, ThinkGeek.com rolled out a bunch of "new" products today. Unfortunately they're all April Fools' Day jokes. The one we're most upset over? The Klingon Rosetta Stone. Because seriously, I've always wanted to learn Klingon. But also, the Unicorn Drinking Horn (pictured above) should go into production immediately. Only larger. Much larger. 

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  5. Pluto Confronts Neil deGrasse Tyson Face-To-Face, Still Not A Planet [VIDEO]

    Taking on Neil is as futile as debating Our Friend Bill Nye.

    It's no secret that we at Geekosystem love Neil deGrasse Tyson - and the epic premiere of Cosmos last week didn't exactly help with our obsession. Tyson hit up Late Night on Friday and was confronted by his oldest frenemy: a dejected and de-planetified Pluto. Watch how the big fight goes down, and prepare to love NDT just a little bit more.

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  6. If We Had a Really Big Telescope, Could We See Star Wars?

    And then if we get the super-high-tech-laser from Paycheck, could we watch Firefly, too?

    Everyone likes watching Star Wars. They're awesome movies, and I think we've all had that majorly trippy moment when we realize "A long time ago" means that everything we're watching happened in the past. But if it was so long ago, and so far away, that the light is reaching us now-- does that mean we could theoretically watch Star Wars live?

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  7. Despite Public Support, One of Pluto’s Moons Will Not Be Called Vulcan

    Dammit Jim!

    The polls set up by the SETI Institute to name the two moons of Pluto have been closed, and, unfortunately, neither moon will be called Vulcan.  When the SETI institute wrapped up the polls back in February to name the two moons that had been discovered in 2011 and 2012, the name Vulcan had 175,000 votes, with Cerberus, or Kerberos, in second place with 99,432, and Styx in third.  Unfortunately, despite the fact that William Shatner convinced so many people to vote for the trekkie title for one of the moons, SETI overruled the poll.

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  8. Watch Live as SETI Institute Announces Official Names of Pluto’s Smallest Known Moons

    The public voted and decided the names should be "Vulcan" and "Kerberos", but it won't be official until SETI says it is.

    Today at 12:00 PM EDT you can jump on a Google Hangout with SETI to hear the official naming of Pluto's two smallest known moons. SETI held a vote a few months ago, and the winning names were "Vulcan" and "Cerberus." Cerberus is already the name of an asteroid, so to avoid any confusion they're expected to use the alternate Greek spelling "Kerberos." We've got the live video right here.

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  9. The Nerds Win! Plutonian Moons Have Been Named

    First the SETI Institute put it up for vote, then the geeks and nerds swarmed the Internet, and now it's as certain as it can be before the International Astronomical Union (IAU) makes the final call: The names of last two moons of Pluto have been chosen, courtesy of 450,324 votes and William Shatner. And the Plutonian award goes to....

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  10. William Shatner Leads the Charge to Name Pluto’s Moons

    We should have known! When SETI announced that the public could vote to name the fourth and fifth moons of Pluto, they also allowed voters to suggest their own. Given the demographic of astronomy and sci-fi fans, this new twist in the space-time continuum should have been inevitable: William Shatner rallied Star Trek fans to vote for the added name of Vulcan -- and now it's winning! Read on to learn about the other contenders.

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