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dub February 13 2013 10:00 PM

Vote for Vulcan!
 
I doubt the vote is binding, but it's fun anyway:

http://www.plutorocks.com/home

From their website:
Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2011 and 2012 revealed two previously unknown moons of Pluto. So far, we have been calling them "P4" and "P5", but the time has come to give them permanent names. If it were up to you, what would you choose?

By tradition, the names of Pluto's moons come from Greek and Roman mythology, and are related to the ancient tales about Hades and the Underworld. Please pick your favorites.

Alternatively, if you have a great idea for a name that we have overlooked, let us know by filling out the write-in form. If you can make a good case for it, we will add it to the list.

freakishdane February 14 2013 01:12 AM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
I think most members have already seen the thread in Misc. on the same subject by now. - But cool to see the subject is popular :bolian:

gturner February 14 2013 02:12 AM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
But astronomers will take suggestions from the Science and Technology forum much more seriously than suggestions from miscellaneous.

If not for the Greek/Roman theme we started with, Inuit or Aleut legends would be a better fit for Pluto.

dub February 14 2013 02:30 AM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
Quote:

trekkiedane wrote: (Post 7680664)
I think most members have already seen the thread in Misc. on the same subject by now. - But cool to see the subject is popular :bolian:

I figured I missed a thread about it somewhere. Ah well. Carry on!

timelord1010 February 14 2013 05:27 PM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
I'd like to see the name Vulcan saved for a actual planet in another solar system.

Christopher February 14 2013 06:53 PM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
And Vulcan should be the name of a hot, ideally volcanic world, not a tiny, icy moon.

Ronald Held February 14 2013 07:28 PM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
Vulcan should be an object closer to the Sun than Mercury. Maybe a Lagrange point object of Mercury should they exist.

YellowSubmarine February 14 2013 09:17 PM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
It's a scientifically established fact that Vulcan orbits 40 Eridani A, not Pluto!

dub February 14 2013 10:07 PM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
well see, I was thinking it would be fun to name it Vulcan, then we can blow it up JJ-style. What do you think? :devil:

YellowSubmarine February 26 2013 08:13 AM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
Vulcan is apparently winning. Who let William Shatner use his influence on people again?

I don't mind Vulcan, Vulcan is cool, but I'm disappointed that Styx didn't win. What the hell is a Cerberus?

Christopher February 26 2013 05:23 PM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
Quote:

YellowSubmarine wrote: (Post 7733665)
What the hell is a Cerberus?

The three-headed guard dog of Hades's domain in Greek mythology. Better known to Harry Potter fans as Fluffy.

diankra February 26 2013 09:28 PM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
Well, it would be accurate to the Vulcan featured in Doctor Who, as the script directions for Power of the Daleks refer to 'the dark of the Plutovian night'...

Pavonis February 26 2013 09:43 PM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
Quote:

dub wrote: (Post 7684294)
well see, I was thinking it would be fun to name it Vulcan, then we can blow it up JJ-style. What do you think? :devil:

Lame joke. Try harder.

publiusr March 2 2013 07:55 PM

Re: Vote for Vulcan!
 
Quote:

diankra wrote: (Post 7735606)
Well, it would be accurate to the Vulcan featured in Doctor Who, as the script directions for Power of the Daleks refer to 'the dark of the Plutovian night'...

The one with the mercury swamps? Now Vulcan was pluto's cousin or something.

Vulcan needs to be a hot extrasolar world--if not 40 Eridani A, then nearby.


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