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The Week contest: Small Moon - September 2, 2011

The Earth once had two moons, say planetary scientists, who believe the smaller one crashed into Moon we know, fusing them together. Kindly come up with a name for this smaller, forgotten moon.

Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for results of last week's contest: Beer App

Last week’s contest: Early in its history the Earth had two moons, theorize two planetary scientists, who believe the smaller one crashed into the larger, fusing them together. We asked you to name the smaller, forgotten moon.

THE WINNER: SplaturnGordon Clawson, Ojai, CA 

SECOND PLACE:  Moony-meJonathon Holguin, Bakersfield, CA  

THIRD PLACE: Harvested MoonMegan Bury, Mendham, NJ 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Moon LiteCaroline Verner, Savannah, GA

MySpaceAmanda Ryniker, Austin, TX

Luna MeltJan Lawrence, Seattle, WA 

Loony TwoErnie Henninger, Harrodsburg, KY

Pac-MoonBilly Cockrell,  Clearfield, KY 

TitleistTim Mathis, Boaz, KY

Itty Bitty Bang BangPaul Witte, New Hope, PA 

PlutoJonathan Wu Wong, Milton, MA 

ShadowBrendan Leyden, Lomita, CA

Cheez-It John E. Koskie, Monroe, NY

BetaMaxBrian Carter, Greenwich, CT

LunatykeSusan Sullivan, Portland, OR 

LunetteE Joyce Hustey, Greenville, PA 

Fruit of the MoonDena Cornett, Mill Valley, CA 

AsteriskJohn Parry, Laurel, MD

MoonieJim Bertram, St. Cloud, MN

KlingonAlicia Barr, Lubbock, TX

The Moon in the MoonMartha Turner-Boyle, Amelia Island, FL

Moon-struckGeorge Wingard, York, PA

DoubloonJulia Turpen, Cypress, TX 

MoonPieAndrea Manha, South Lake Tahoe, CA 

MoondoggleRonald M. Burkhart, Kilauae, HI

Dwarf VaderLaurie Breier, Roseburg, OR 

Prince HarryKen Fagin, Gaithersburg, MD  

MidgeCatherine R Butler, El Dorado AR

Lunar NoduleRoxanne Perez, Twentynine Palms, CA

Moon UnitGary Crane, Austin, TX

AlicecrammedinIra Katz, Coram, NY 11727

MoonchkinJeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA  

LuniorChrislee Stephens, Highlands, TX 

Luna Bomber Frank Flaherty, Lebanon ME 

Creamed CheeseStephanie Wall, Cotuit, MA 

Goodnight MoonPeg Wrona, Baldwinsville, NY

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