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25-02-2013, 02:44 AM
RE: Help name Pluto's moons! About 10hrs left!
(25-02-2013 02:07 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  Until it becomes a proper planet again, I still see no point in calling these new rocks moons...
That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
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And these two roses are getting proper official names Big Grin

I'm a freaking dust mite compared to these things, and I have over 5 names.
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25-02-2013, 02:52 AM
RE: Help name Pluto's moons! About 10hrs left!
(25-02-2013 02:44 AM)LadyJane Wrote:  
(25-02-2013 02:07 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  Until it becomes a proper planet again, I still see no point in calling these new rocks moons...
That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
~WS


And these two roses are getting proper official names Big Grin

I'm a freaking dust mite compared to these things, and I have over 5 names.


Since when to roses have moons...?

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25-02-2013, 03:47 AM
RE: Help name Pluto's moons! About 10hrs left!
These two objects orbit Charon and Pluto and are hence moons, thus names.

Mars has two moons that are also tiny shitty clups of rock that don't resemble much of anything but they have names.

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25-02-2013, 09:14 AM
RE: Help name Pluto's moons! About 10hrs left!
So, how is this Charon pronounced? Is it like Sharon only with a C? I'm cool with that.

I think it's stupid to name Moons with such dippy throwback Greek and Roman names... I think Moons and even planets should be named names we call people by today - modern names. Like Jeff Samantha, Rick, Daisy, Carl, Alisha, Kevin or Sabrina - real names like those.

Kevin can orbit Pluto just as well as Hypnos can. Dodgy I'm going with Kevin.

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25-02-2013, 11:13 AM
RE: Help name Pluto's moons! About 10hrs left!
How about Tartarus? Cerberus is also good. Persephone would be good as well. All related to the Underworld.

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25-02-2013, 01:17 PM
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25-02-2013, 06:07 PM
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25-02-2013, 09:46 PM
RE: Help name Pluto's moons! About 10hrs left!
(25-02-2013 09:14 AM)kim Wrote:  So, how is this Charon pronounced? Is it like Sharon only with a C? I'm cool with that.

I think it's stupid to name Moons with such dippy throwback Greek and Roman names... I think Moons and even planets should be named names we call people by today - modern names. Like Jeff Samantha, Rick, Daisy, Carl, Alisha, Kevin or Sabrina - real names like those.

Kevin can orbit Pluto just as well as Hypnos can. Dodgy I'm going with Kevin.
With a K, as in Kharon.

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25-02-2013, 10:08 PM
RE: Help name Pluto's moons! About 10hrs left!
(25-02-2013 09:14 AM)kim Wrote:  So, how is this Charon pronounced? Is it like Sharon only with a C? I'm cool with that.

I think it's stupid to name Moons with such dippy throwback Greek and Roman names... I think Moons and even planets should be named names we call people by today - modern names. Like Jeff Samantha, Rick, Daisy, Carl, Alisha, Kevin or Sabrina - real names like those.

Kevin can orbit Pluto just as well as Hypnos can. Dodgy I'm going with Kevin.


I say we rename Pluto to Fred.

Then all the moons can be other Phelps family member names. Truly hellish.

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25-02-2013, 10:10 PM
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(25-02-2013 02:07 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(25-02-2013 01:45 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Pluto is a binary system. It and it's largest moon Charon orbit around a central point between the two objects.
These two new rocks (only estimated to be like 60km's across if I remember correctly) then orbit around Pluto and Charon.
It's fascinating stuff.
I didn't know they haven't named them yet.

And to clear things up, a dwarf planet is an object that doesn't yet dominate it's orbit.
Because Pluto orbits inside the Kuiper belt and there are other asteroids and such on the same orbit as Pluto, it isn't classified as a planet (defined as an object that orbits a star that dominates it's orbit) but rather a dwarf planet.

In a few thousand/ten's of thousands/hundreds of thousands/millions of years these objects in plutos orbit will collide with pluto or get traped in it's orbit and eventually Pluto will once again be considered a planet.
Until it becomes a proper planet again, I still see no point in calling these new rocks moons...
It never was a proper planet, so that ain't ever gonna happen.

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