New Planet at the edge of our Solar System may have been discovered.
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20-01-2016, 04:05 PM
RE: New Planet at the edge of our Solar System may have been discovered.
(20-01-2016 12:56 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(20-01-2016 12:47 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  Do NOT mock me! Weeping

I don't think GZ was trying to mock you. From this proposed planet the sun would just be a very bright star.

We need a name for it though. In keeping with the tradition of naming planets after mythological deities I suggest Yahweh.

Way to jinx it. Now it'll turn out to not exist. Again.

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20-01-2016, 04:10 PM
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(20-01-2016 12:51 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  
(20-01-2016 12:36 PM)Popeyes Pappy Wrote:  A 10,000 year year, not day.

Wonder how long a day or year would be on that planet. With such a slow orbit I would assume very long.

It's year will be about 10,000 times longer than ours. It's day could be quite short. Between its mass and its distance from the sun the rotational damping by tidal forces will be small. It's also likely a "small" gas giant and the four gas giants that we know about tend to rotate fairly rapidly.

So it'll be a damned long time between birthdays and precious little time to celebrate.

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20-01-2016, 04:22 PM
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I think they should call it Goofy.


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21-01-2016, 07:07 AM
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It's definitely going to be called Rupert.

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21-01-2016, 08:47 AM
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(20-01-2016 02:49 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  
(20-01-2016 02:44 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  Ross? Maybe if it has a lot of trees.

How about a feminine name. Planet Vaginesis... Cuntensia.... Coochieopia. Laugh out load

The name Venus is already taken, so we have to look a bit further. Maybe Mary!
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21-01-2016, 08:56 AM
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(21-01-2016 08:47 AM)DerFish Wrote:  
(20-01-2016 02:49 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  How about a feminine name. Planet Vaginesis... Cuntensia.... Coochieopia. Laugh out load

The name Venus is already taken, so we have to look a bit further. Maybe Mary!

How about Cybele, the Great Mother. Consider

This planet seems to have lots of little ones in tow.

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21-01-2016, 09:59 AM (This post was last modified: 21-01-2016 10:05 AM by adey67.)
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Interesting for sure, but its going to have the Nibiru conspiritards jacking their little wieners in ecstasy and saying that they told us so Big Grin
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21-01-2016, 10:54 AM
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1. Say what you will about the category of dwarf planet, "Planet X" is a much cooler nickname for a new astronomical body.
(related: if Pluto is a planet, then no, there are not nine; there must be at least fourteen of them)

2. This was not discovered. It was hypothesised. It is only one possible explanation for certain observations in outer-system motion.

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21-01-2016, 11:00 AM
RE: New Planet at the edge of our Solar System may have been discovered.
(21-01-2016 08:56 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(21-01-2016 08:47 AM)DerFish Wrote:  The name Venus is already taken, so we have to look a bit further. Maybe Mary!

How about Cybele, the Great Mother. Consider

This planet seems to have lots of little ones in tow.

The IAU has been trying to move away from purely Greco-Roman names, to some extent; hence Haumea, Makemake, Quaoar and Sedna hanging out with Pluto and Eris... Although isn't there an Orcus out there too?
(and yes, I know Cybele is actually Anatolian rather than Greek, but she was already rather hellenistically syncretised by the time she's in the historical record - appropriate, really, since she was also associated with boundaries, distance, and disorder)

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21-01-2016, 12:58 PM
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