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CNN Meteorologist Makes Up New Name For Pluto's Moon

A recent CNN report on Pluto could have used a little help from mission control.

During "Anderson Cooper 360" on Tuesday night, CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray mistakenly gave Pluto's moon a whole new name.

Gray called Pluto's tiny moon "Churon" and said the dwarf planet's atmosphere was made of "nitron." It's actually "Charon," and Pluto's atmosphere is mostly nitrogen.

The "Churon" label appeared several times onscreen throughout the report, giving the Twitterverse plenty of time to notice.

Pluto has dominated the news cycle this week after NASA's New Horizons space probe survived a flyby of the dwarf planet that was 9 1/2 years in the making.

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