Help name Pluto's moon... Vulcan!

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  1. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I didn't find a thread in GTD, so here is the link to the article and where to vote.

    Voting ends February 25, 2013. According to the article Shatner himself is pushing for the name Vulcan. The article says thanks to Trekkies, Vulcan is winning. If you haven't voted, do so now.:techman:
     
  2. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

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    No!

    Vulcan shouldn't be a ball of ice!
     
  3. Maurice

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  4. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    When I posted this in the sci&tech forum, it seemed to be unanimous -- anything but "Vulcan." I suggested naming at least one of them Vulcan, then NASA could blow it up JJ style...but nobody agreed. In fact, nobody commented at all after that. Perhaps they didn't think the NASA cameras would provide enough lens flares?
     
  5. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There's also non-Star Trek precedents for Vulcan being the name of a planet. Vulcan is a character in Greek mythology after all. But I suppose a hot planet's moon would be more appropriate.
     
  6. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Vulcan existed, sort of...

    But I played ball and voted for Vulcan despite all the nice options (Persephone, Tantalus, Styx.)

    When a good options presents itself - volcanically active, orbiting 40 Eridani A - then we can slap the appropriate label on the new candidate.
     
  7. Saul

    Saul Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Name little Pluto's little moon Vulcan? A fictional planet which itself has no moons?

    I think we can do better than a moon.
     
  8. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Commodore Commodore

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    Vulcan is actually the Roman name of the Greek god Hephaestus, god of the forge.
     
  9. Finn

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    No. Even in the distant future when we have colonized the solar system, nobody will give a shit about that dinky ice moon. Save Vulcan for a more impressive planetary body.
     
  10. heavy lids

    heavy lids Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    They should call it Rura Penthe.
     
  11. Xhiandra

    Xhiandra Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Shame they only use greco-roman mythology. For a ball of ice, "Niflheim" would be most appropriate.
     
  12. Jameskennedy

    Jameskennedy Cadet Newbie

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    Well like it or not with 150000 votes n next highest around half of that it's gonna be Vulcan.
     
  13. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

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    That's why the public shouldn't be allowed to vote on things like this. What does Vulcan have to do with Pluto in mythology? Vulcan wins because of Trek connections, not because the name fits with a theme.
     
  14. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Naming celestial objects is not to be a popularity contest.
     
  15. Maurice

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    Which is merely a Klingonization of Rorapandi from 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.