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Nasa Confirms 10th Planet In Solar System  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

It's been speculated over for years (some would argue even decades), but today, it is now considered official that there is indeed another planet orbiting the star Sol, bringing our known-planetary count to a nice and round total of ten.



The planet is nearly 9 Billion miles from the sun... making it three times further than the combined distance between all of the other planets.

No name has yet been made official, though in keeping with tradition, it's likely going to be named after a member of the Roman pantheon. Good stuff!  bigthumbsup 

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,164171,00.html

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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

Any ideas what we should name it?

I'd go for something like Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom, or Vulcan, the God of volcanos and the underworld (and home planet of Mr. Spock)

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3964 times:

It's a shame NASA can't get it's collective crap together and explore these other planets . . . we should have been landing manned missions on Mars a decade ago. . . instead we're still plodding along with an antiquated Space Transportation System the never worked as advertised . . .

The discovery and confirmation of a 10th planet . . . that is big news.

It's about time we explored deeper into our solar system. Who knows what wonders await . . .


User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3964 times:

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 1):
or Vulcan

Oh my god, the trekkie freaks would be in heaven if that happens.



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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3954 times:

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 1):
I'd go for something like Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom, or Vulcan, the God of volcanos and the underworld (and home planet of Mr. Spock)

Oh, yes, let's have a planet Vulcan  Smile


User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3952 times:

I bet it's a giant meteor coming to smash into ErikWilliam's explosive head.

User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Wait a sec...how about we auction the new planet's name to the highest bidder on Ebay!  eyebrow 

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 1):
or Vulcan, the God of volcanos and the underworld

Vulcan (Hephaestus) was the god of volcanoes and fire... but Pluto (Hades) was god of the underworld.


User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

My bad.  Embarrassment

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9324 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3929 times:

it will be named after Oprah, the goddess of homemakers.


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 1):
I'd go for something like Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom

Already taken.

As the virgin goddess Minerva (Athena) was the primary affection of Mars' (Ares) lust... the principle moon of his planet already bears her name.

Amusingly off topic, but the primary moon of Jupiter (Zeus) is named after the king of the gods' gay lover, whom modern mythology tends to conveniently omit

[Edited 2005-07-30 08:32:15]

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4478 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

Back when I was in 5th grade they announced on the radio i believe that NASA had discovered "evidence" of a 10th planet in the solar system...and i believe at the time they were calling it "X10".


For years I've told my friends that the solar system actually had 10 planets and no one has really taken me seriously despite the fact that this went out over the radio sometime around 1996. Now I have more to show. Big grin Thanks NASA!

This really is fascinating stuff.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Alright, so where does this put Sedna, which was discovered in March 2004?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3511678.stm

It was said that it may be the 10th planet, but for the time being were simply calling it a "planetoid." It's similar in size to Pluto.

I haven't heard anything about it in a while...

Regards



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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Thread starter):
No name has yet been made official, though in keeping with tradition, it's likely going to be named after a member of the Roman pantheon. Good stuff!

They should call the Planet, Vader...

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User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
It's a shame NASA can't get it's collective crap together and explore these other planets . . . we should have been landing manned missions on Mars a decade ago. . . instead we're still plodding along with an antiquated Space Transportation System the never worked as advertised . . .

The discovery and confirmation of a 10th planet . . . that is big news.

It's about time we explored deeper into our solar system. Who knows what wonders await

Waste of tax payer money.

Mark



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User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 4):
Oh, yes, let's have a planet Vulcan

IF it would be named after the god of volcanoes, it would have its name given in Latin just like all other planets, thus making it VULCANUS iso Vulcan!

Anyway, I hope they can come up with something more applicable:
They have always looked at the stories surrounding the mythological names to name a planet/moon. For instance: the last planet before leaving our solar system was named after Pluto, the God of the underworld, because according to the Roman mythology the underworld was situated right beyond the borders of the world as then known...


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 15):
IF it would be named after the god of volcanoes, it would have its name given in Latin just like all other planets,

...Vulcan is his Roman name, "Vulcanus" being a title.

His Greek identity is Hephaestus.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

It's about time the World joined forces with NASA to explore space. It would then be of benefit to everyone and help NASA out with the costs. It would also share the technology around.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

Vulcan is his Roman name, "Vulcanus" being a title.

Incorrect!

Vulcan is a 100% English noun, just like 'Concord' is an English noun BTW, derived from the Latin 'Condordia'.

If you don't take my word for it, check ANY Latin dictionary and you will see that the God is called VULCANUS and not Vulcan... It is also SATURNUS and URANUS and not Saturn or Urane, isn't it?


His Greek identity is Hephaestus

Incorrect once again!

Now check an ancient Greek dictionary and you'll see it should be Hephaestos. Haephastus does not exist, because contrary to living persons, if you want to Romanise the name of a Greek God, you have to replace his name by the Latin equivalent.

[Edited 2005-07-30 11:30:17]

User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5627 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 10):
As the virgin goddess Minerva (Athena) was the primary affection of Mars' (Ares) lust... the principle moon of his planet already bears her name.

Ah . . . I think not!
The two moons of Mars are Phobos & Deimos. Phobos (fear) and Deimos (panic) were named after the horses that pulled the chariot of the Greek war god Ares, the counterpart to the Roman war god Mars. http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/facts/moons.html

No sign of Minerva!

Gemuser



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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5627 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

Here is the link to the relevent NASA page:

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/newplanet-072905.html

Gemuser



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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

They should call it Fido.

That or some company will come up with a whole heap of money and have it named "Pepsi" or something s**t like that!



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 1):
Any ideas what we should name it?

Podunk would be good.  Big grin


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5385 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 10):
As the virgin goddess Minerva (Athena) was the primary affection of Mars' (Ares) lust... the principle moon of his planet already bears her name.

Sorry, Fred - as pointed out, you're wrong on this. Minerva is an asteroid. I vote for Vulcan, myself.



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

There may have been a planet Vulcan already. I remember reading once that there were some photographs taken early in the 20th century, of what appeared to be a planet orbiting very near the sun - inside the orbit of Mercury. It was called Vulcan by some.

I've spent a little time trying to google it, but keep coming up with Commander Cody. Smile

Anyone else ever heard of this?



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25 Monteycarlos : Vulcan was one of the guys off the TV show Gladiators so I don't think its a very good name for a planet judging by how crap the TV show was.
26 OzGuy : I vote they call it OzGuy.... ...what?
27 Post contains images Falcon84 : then you never saw "Star Trek", did you? How about Q'onoS or Romulus?
28 Fokker Lover : Eastbumfuckegypt Seriously, anything but Vulcan. I love Trek, but you can't name it after an imaginary planet on tv.
29 Post contains images TedTAce : It's "too small" NO!!!
30 Soyuzavia : I would 'vote' for Mondas as the name, if it is indeed the 10th planet. Dr Who fans will know what Mondas is.
31 CORULEZ05 : Couldn't agree more. Just look at what is going on now with the shuttle. They spent 2 years supposebly "fixing" the problem and spent tons of money (
32 Fokker Lover : If we had kept that kind of narrow minded thinking, We'd all be crammed into Europe right now.
33 Post contains images ACAfan : Five brownie points to anyone who can identify from memory this moon of Saturn:
34 SlamClick : You critics of the space program - do you know how much the US has spent in space to date? From the beginning of the Mercury program right up until th
35 Post contains images DfwRevolution : >> EmiratesA345 Reply 14 >> Waste of tax payer money. NASA does everything from manned spaceflight, to unmanned exploration, to laboratory science on
36 Fokker Lover : Bravo to SlamClick. He nailed that one right on the head. The next step is to name consumer products that were a direct result of Government research
37 Cfalk : LOL, looks a lot like the Death Star, doesn't it? Seriously, that's either Tethys or Mimas (sp?). Can't recall which. Well, said, Slamclick. And don'
38 Dan2002 : Dude, why are you worried. You just borrow all momies money anyways, so why do you care. And its not like your wannabe rice grinder does anything to
39 Post contains images ACAfan : It's Mimas! Here is Tethys:
40 Jetjack74 : I think it should be named Myveinor
41 Post contains images Espion007 : Yeah,next time you try to make us guess the name of a planet,dont put it's name in the image name I think we should name it ummmmmmmm oh what the hel
42 Cfalk : Damn, I didn't think of that...
43 Post contains images ACDC8 : Count my vote for Druidia as well! Wonder if there are any Drewish Princesses living there?
44 4holer : Name it Myanus, Heranus, Ouranus, or Someonesanus.
45 ConcordeBoy : ...so according to you: Athena "does not exist" due to the ancient designation being Athene The Cyclopes do not exist due to the ancient designation
46 DL021 : Since BFE is likely not to be approved I'm all for Vulcan... that is, after all, the logical choice. Live long, and prosper. DL021
47 Post contains images OzarkD9S : Well we already have URANUS why not MYANUS? God that was pathetic...
48 WhiteHatter : You also get a future, as this planet won't last forever. Sooner or later we as a species have to move on or die.
49 Mdsh00 : Exactly. Our critics of the space program don't get that exploring space and colonizing the other planets will mean the survival of the Human species
50 SlamClick : On the other hand, why climb down out of the trees? After all, up here in the trees is where all the food is. Why build a shelter when there are so m
51 S12PPL : Give me a fricken break. Earth isn't gonna be around forever, bud. Granted we'll be long gone and what not by then...it's still gonna happen. What's
52 Aloha717200 : I hate to be rude...but that's asinine....the problems here on earth will NEVER be fully resolved. Conflict is part of human nature and it will alway
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