One of the two most recently discovered moons of the planet Pluto has been named “Styx.”
According to Universe Today, the International Astronomical Union assigned that handle to the tiny moon previously known only as ‘P5.’ The IAU is required to name all new moons after Greek and Roman mythology; Styx being the river on the boundary between the living and the dead.
‘Star Trek‘ fans had been pushing for the name ‘Vulcan,’ which won in a public poll regarding potential names for the newly discovered moons last year.
Styx keyboardist Lawrence Gowan told Ultimate Classic Rock the band is already planning to capitalize on this new opportunity: “Charlie Brusco, our manager, is currently booking us a residency gig there. Tickets are almost completely sold out in advance!”
Tommy Shaw, added that “Styx is proud to accept this new heavenly chart position as we add orbiting Pluto to our ever expanding touring map. As always we have our fans to thank for it and I predict a new Styx T-Shirt in the making!”