Live long and prosper: ‘Vulcan’ wins vote to name Pluto moon

Posted at 3:02 PM, Mar 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-01 17:18:34-05

By Henry Hanks, CNN

(CNN) — Score one for Trekkies everywhere.

When two new moons were found near the dwarf planet Pluto, the SETI Institute asked the Internet to put it to a vote: What should they be named?

One of those names was Vulcan, best known in pop culture as the planet and alien species of Spock on “Star Trek.”

Original “Trek” stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy took to Twitter to ask fans to vote for Vulcan.

According to the recently-posted results, it appears that Vulcan won by a wide margin. However, the final winner has not been officially announced.

Assuming that this vote total holds, we’ll be looking at a real-life Vulcan orbiting Pluto in the next couple of months.

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