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Your chance to name some new planets.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  2. At last. At a glance I shall be able to assess the probable social class of a planet.
     
  3. tidal

    tidal New commenter

    As a mumsnet poster I find that comment offensive





















    ly funny [​IMG]
     
  4. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    Dave? Can we call them all Dave?
     
  5. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Nowhere near scientific enough. It would have to be Dave Alpha Sigma B4#56 or summat
     
  6. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    Thing 1, Thing 2.......
     
  7. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    <h3>Fomalhaut b (alpha Piscis Austrini b)</h3>
    &ldquo;Over the years, I have seen that my HST image of Fomalhaut&rsquo;s dust belt evokes a mystical reaction from the public, in large part because it resembles a giant eye. Thus the semantics behind a Fomalhaut b name could refer to concepts such as eyes, visions, or dreams.

    &ldquo;My personal background is that both my parents were born and raised on the island of Crete. Therefore if you wanted to indirectly reference me as the discoverer of Fomalhaut b, you could find a reference to Greek mythology or history.

    &ldquo;I would propose the name &ldquo;Phantasos&rdquo;, one of the dream gods. This is because Fomalhaut b has a certain debatable, uncertain, and personal quality about it, like a dream.

    &ldquo;Also, in the science history of Fomalhaut b, three years after I announced the discovery in late 2008, other scientists and journalists developed a mass hysteria against the very existence of Fomalhaut b. In essence they were telling me that I must be dreaming, that Fomalhaut b is not real.

    &ldquo;Of course Fomalhaut b is now confirmed, yet the story illustrates the tension between objective reality and what one might wish to be true, as in a dream. You could say that in 2012 Fomalhaut b was considered a &ldquo;phantom&rdquo; exoplanet by many. Eventually they would find that my dream was true after all.&rdquo;

    Paul Kalas

    Sounds like he had a bit of a nightmare, so how about Phobetor?


     
  8. He's no stranger to over-thinking a subject, is he.
     

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