Downgraded planet gets river and dog

According to the IAU, the dwarf planet Pluto now has names for two of its moons. Kerberos (misspelled in some news reports) is named after the three-headed hound of Hell, while Styx is named after an infernal river. A consolation prize, I guess, after Pluto had its status as a full planet revoked, but a nice continuation of the mythological theme.

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