Astro Biz: Nix Nation-wide Recycled Auto Parts

NixMany businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy.

This week’s Astro Biz is Nix Nation-wide Auto Parts in Ballard. We feature Nix through a marvelous bit of serendipity. Last week we attended the birthday party for Astronomy on Tap Seattle, which included an update on the latest photos and information about Pluto from the New Horizons mission. As we headed home from the event at Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Company in Ballard, we happened upon Nix, which, in addition to being an auto-wrecking business, is one of Pluto’s smaller moons. We doubt that Nix (the wrecker) was actually named for Pluto’s moon. Nix claims to have been serving the auto repair industry since 1938, while Nix the moon was not discovered until 2005.

Watch for our recap of the Astronomy on Tap Seattle event soon.

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