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9th Planet? Let's Name It!
« on: January 20, 2016, 01:25:19 pm »
There might be a ninth planet (and we're not talking Pluto, which got demoted to dwarf planet) in our solar system!

New evidence suggests a ninth planet lurking at the edge of the solar system
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/01/20/new-evidence-suggests-a-ninth-planet-lurking-at-the-edge-of-the-solar-system/

Who better to name it than us neopagans, with our knowledge of the world's mythologies? I'll start the suggestion box...

...by borrowing from my next novel, a sci-fi space opera that posits a black hole orbiting our sun at the outer edge of our solar system. I'll appropriate that black hole's name for this new planet:

Nemesis

...which I esp. like because it keeps things in the Roman pantheon, along with the other major planets. Plus it fits with how it disturbs things for the objects out in the Kuiper belt. And there's this.

Other ideas?
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Re: 9th Planet? Let's Name It!
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 01:27:42 pm »
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Nemesis



And yes, I know she's Greek, but it seems she was known by the same name to the Romans, too
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Re: 9th Planet? Let's Name It!
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 01:32:45 pm »
Quote from: Altair;185457
There might be a ninth planet (and we're not talking Pluto, which got demoted to dwarf planet) in our solar system!

(...)

Who better to name it than us neopagans, with our knowledge of the world's mythologies? I'll start the suggestion box...

(...)

Other ideas?

Yuggoth!

For those of you, who doesn't get the fun of this suggestion, please see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuggoth
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Re: 9th Planet? Let's Name It!
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 01:42:31 pm »
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Yuggoth!

For those of you, who doesn't get the fun of this suggestion, please see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuggoth


Oh, that's good!
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Re: 9th Planet? Let's Name It!
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 04:35:39 pm »
Quote from: Altair;185457
There might be a ninth planet (and we're not talking Pluto, which got demoted to dwarf planet) in our solar system!

New evidence suggests a ninth planet lurking at the edge of the solar system
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/01/20/new-evidence-suggests-a-ninth-planet-lurking-at-the-edge-of-the-solar-system/

Who better to name it than us neopagans, with our knowledge of the world's mythologies? I'll start the suggestion box...

...by borrowing from my next novel, a sci-fi space opera that posits a black hole orbiting our sun at the outer edge of our solar system. I'll appropriate that black hole's name for this new planet:

Nemesis

...which I esp. like because it keeps things in the Roman pantheon, along with the other major planets. Plus it fits with how it disturbs things for the objects out in the Kuiper belt. And there's this.

Other ideas?

 
I would be happy with any name, so long as it is not Niburu. I was seriously intrigued by the news, until I realised that its only a matter of time before someone goes there.

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Re: 9th Planet? Let's Name It!
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 04:52:17 pm »
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Yuggoth!

For those of you, who doesn't get the fun of this suggestion, please see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuggoth

 
I endorse this suggestion. :thup:
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Re: 9th Planet? Let's Name It!
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 05:03:17 pm »
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I would be happy with any name, so long as it is not Niburu. I was seriously intrigued by the news, until I realised that its only a matter of time before someone goes there.

 
My thoughts exactly. :)
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Re: 9th Planet? Let's Name It!
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 09:44:17 pm »
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Nemesis

Nemesis would prabably be a confusing name as it was already used as the name of the brown dwarf/super planet that was supposedly responsible for hurling comets out of the Oort Cloud.  This hypothesis did not hold up, but the name is fairly well known and associated with it.
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Re: 9th Planet? Let's Name It!
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 09:44:49 pm »
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yuggoth!

yes!
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Re: 9th Planet? Let's Name It!
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 12:31:37 am »
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Nemesis

 
As a Nemesis devotee, I absolutely approve of this idea.

Yuggoth's a good one, too.

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