Cartoon names for celestial bodies

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Joey P - the official, Jan 19, 2020.

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Do you GENERALLY support this proposal of mine?

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  1. Joey P - the official

    Joey P - the official Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    For some reason, I believe that far more other objects should be named after characters created by Butch Hartman for his TV shows The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom.

    But of course, the IAU wouldn't like this and I'm just saying this because I like his shows. I̶ ̶a̶c̶t̶u̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶M̶a̶r̶t̶h̶a̶ ̶S̶p̶e̶a̶k̶s̶ ̶w̶a̶y̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶u̶n̶f̶o̶r̶t̶u̶n̶a̶t̶e̶l̶y̶ ̶i̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶n̶o̶w̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶f̶a̶m̶o̶u̶s̶,̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶a̶b̶l̶e̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶i̶m̶p̶a̶c̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶B̶u̶t̶c̶h̶ ̶H̶a̶r̶t̶m̶a̶n̶'̶s̶ ̶t̶w̶o̶.̶

    Here are my proposals:
    • Timmy Turner: The star Barnard's Star.
    • Cosmo: The star UV Ceti or Luyten 726-8 B.
    • Wanda: The star BL Ceti or Luyten 726-8 A.
    • Poof: A gas giant orbiting Luyten 726-8.
    • Vicky: A blue supergiant star in the constellation Draco (her last name is not known).
    • (Mr. and Mrs. Turner's first names are unknown so they cannot have objects named exclusively after them. However, we could also consider "Planet of the Moms" and "Planet of the Dads" from the episode "Invasion of the Dads".)
    • Chip Skylark: An Apollo asteroid, probably (89958) 2002 LY45.
    • A. J., Chester McBadbat, Sanjay, Tootie, Trixie Tang, Denzel Crocker, Remy Buxaplenty, Jorgen Von Strangle, Juandissimo Magnifico: main-belt asteroids.
    • Sheldon Dinkleberg: The star Struve 2398 A (this'll get hated).
    • Mrs. Dinkleberg: The star Struve 2398 B (this'll get hated).
    • (screw you, Sparky and Chloe Carmichael)
    • Danny Phantom (or Daniel Fenton): Any newly-discovered neutron star near the Sun.
    • Ghost Zone: A nickname (not an official name) for a planet discovered beyond Neptune (in the same manner Douglas Adams's novel "Mostly Harmless" nicknamed Persephone "Rupert", so we can have Persephone but nicknamed "Ghost Zone").
    • Tucker Foley: A yellow giant star in the constellation Cepheus (or specifically the star 24 Cephei).
    • Samantha Manson: A blue giant star in the constellation Cassiopeia (or specifically the star Gamma Cassiopeiae, which bears two unofficial names (Tsih and Navi), both of which aren't recognized by the IAU so let's hope they recognize this name).
    • Jazz Fenton: The star Y Canum Venaticorum.
    • Jack Fenton: The star Betelgeuse.
    • Maddie Fenton: Either the star Antares or NML Cygni.
    • Vlad Plasmius: The Thorne-Zytkow object HV 2112.
    • Mrs. Tetslaff: The star KY Cygni.
    • Mrs. Ishiyama: The star NML Cygni (if that's not Maddie Fenton).
    • Mr. Lancer: The star VY Canis Majoris.
    • Amorpho: The star Sakurai's Object.
    • Box Ghost: The Crab Pulsar.
    • Dark Danny: The possible quark star 3C 58.
    • Desiree: The Vela Pulsar.
    • Ember McLain: The star PSR J1748-2446ad.
    • Johnny 13: The X-Ray companion of V404 Cygni.
    • Lunch Lady Ghost: The star WD 1145+017.
    • Skulker: The star PSR B1937+21.
    • Penelope Spectra: The star PG 1159.
    • Nicolai Technus: The star SGR 1806-20.
    • Youngblood: The star CP 1919.
    • Valerie Gray: The star in Vela X-1.
    • Clockwork: The star PSR J0437−4715.
    • Frostbite: The brown dwarf WISE 0855-0714.
    • Klemper, Nightmerica, Terminatra, and Pariah Dark: Moons of a planet beyond Neptune (see Ghost Zone above).
    • The Observants: Planets around Wolf 359.
    • Vortex: The fifth gas giant planet expelled from the Solar System by Jupiter in the five-planet Nice model.
    • And of course, we can't forget our merry old man Butch Hartman - even an asteroid would be okay. If we can't have Butchhartman, then we can't have Misterrogers.
    Any thoughts on my proposal to name these objects? Thanks.

    Edit: I no longer like Martha Speaks because my former obsession with it has gotten me into a lot of trouble on the internet.
    Edit #2: Let's not forget Larry Niven and throw his Known Space books into the list as well - we can't neglect them!
     
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  2. Captain pl1ngpl0ng

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    cartoon names in general could be cool ....
    the black hole in the center of the galaxy Messier M87 wich we took a picture of last year
    should obviously not just be called "black hole"
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Joey P - the official

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    The M87 black hole already has the Hawaiian name Powehi. However, I've suggested the Danny Phantom names for neutron and exotic stars, not black holes (I do count stellar-mass black holes as stars but not supermassive black holes).
    Edit: Now that I think about it, I'm not a fan at all of the Hawaiian names. They're much harder to pronounce and don't sound as nice. 'Oumuamua should have been named Rama.
     
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  4. Joey P - the official

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    I forgot to write this in the first post, but one of the reasons why I believe we should start using names from The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom is because stories in Greco-Roman mythology (where pretty much every star and planet is allowed to get their name by the IAU) are so perverted and not appropriate for children. We've already had enough of a Titan eating his children before accidentally swallowing down a stone and your anus jokes, however only little know that the latter planet referred to is both the son and husband of Earth! (please no incest jokes!)

    Additionally, Butch Hartman characters aside, I think Arnold from The Magic School Bus may need to have a celestial body named after him as well, probably a gas giant beyond Pluto and Persephone/Ghost Zone (because he took his helmet off on Pluto). Or if not, then maybe an asteroid in the Juno clump. But if Arnold is a gas giant, then let's NOT name its moons after other Magic School Bus-related stuff.
     
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  5. Trinity Gingerbread

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    As long as we can name some large asteroid Scooby Doo
     
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  6. Joey P - the official

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    OK.

    And let's name a planet - in our own Solar System or in the Oort cloud - discovered in the direction of the constellation Cepheus D'Shon Collins.
     
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    Hey why not that sounds ok?
     
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    Betelgeuse- Evil Midnight Bomber That Bombs at Midnight
     
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    Carmen Sandiego for any moon size Asteroids
     
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    I already suggested Jack Fenton for Betelgeuse.
     
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    Flash Gordon's for small metors (shootig stars)
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    Wow, my thread is going crazy. Anyway, I was only proposing names from The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom, so could we just please discuss whether the names from those two TV shows are suitable for such bodies or not?
     
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    I don't know about names but every time I watch the show Fairly OddParents I always end up laughing a lot and feeling happy afterwards.
     
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    So are you fine with teachers telling students in the future that our Sun and Solar System formed from a cloud of hydrogen and helium dust named Timmy Turner? Or are you fine with "UV Ceti variables" being called "Cosmo variables"?
     
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    No I'm not fine with the sun being formed from Timmy Turner molecules. That's just not right but it is funny.
     
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    Could we name an asteroid Merilly for the blonde chick from Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kids?
     
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    Again, a suggestion, since Betelgeuse is expected to blow up relatively soon, I simply think my suggestion is more appropriate, but
    YMMV..
     
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    The DP episode "Masters of All Time" has Jack Fenton turning into a ghost, so that could represent Betelgeuse undergoing a supernova and becoming a neutron star...
     
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    Here's a curly question, since the stars we watch are in the past how do we predict when they are going to blow? I'm thinking of Beetlgeuse since someone mentioned it is about to go boom, I mean we see the boom but it's already happened hasn't it? It's just the light takes so long to get here. God I hate relativity.
     
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    Actually HD 186302 also formed from Timmy Turner's atoms.