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Question 2:
Traditionally, the person finding the celestial object is allowed to name it. If you were the one to find the new moon orbiting Pluto, what would you name it and why?

Your answer will depend on whether you follow the tradition of naming the moon after mythological figures or choose another inspirational theme. Some students will follow the pattern of using Pluto mythology characters to name the new moon and may choose one of the names suggested in the Star Witness story. Other students may choose to look into the mythology of Pluto and choose a figure not identified in the story. Still others may ignore this tradition and select a name that is inspired by other themes, such as the Disney character Pluto.

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