Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Joey P - the official, Jan 19, 2020.
The sad part is, they could easily double as pancake makers at IHOP. One blop of goo smashed into their foreheads then let it drop into the griddle and voila - pancake. Except McCoy, that'd be snotty...
Actually, "Timmy Turner" is far more suitable for a previously undiscovered red dwarf, red subdwarf, for brown dwarf closer to the Sun than Proxima Centauri.
For example, this Christian book hypothesizes a brown dwarf in orbit around the Sun, affectionately named "Little Brother". If such an object exists, it may deserve a proper name: Timothy Tiberius "Timmy" Turner.
Christians claim a lot of nonsense there's no way a brown dwarf could orbit the sun without affecting the other planets.
Actually Timmy Turner is Barnard's Star. Most suitable choice for now.
I'm not a big fan of PBS Kids (though I can respect and approve of the Carmen Sandiego suggestions for large asteroids and Magic School Bus suggestions for other planetary-mass objects) and the shows there are not as notable as the ones on Nickelodeon so I don't really want celestial bodies to be named after that network's shows and characters (with the two exceptions).
Because I hate that show so much, naming an asteroid "Ruffruffman" will make me lose my faith in our entire universe.
Maybe other stars can have planets named after other cartoons (or, going back to them - mythological pantheons). For example, the planets orbiting around the Pistol Star (which won't live long anyway because the Pistol Star will undergo a hypernova and collapse into a black hole) may be named after the characters of Hey Arnold!, while the planets of a nearby star which I haven't proposed a name for in the above list may get their names from Hindu mythology. Norse mythology is already taken for some minor Saturnian moons.
I think this thread is in the wrong forum.
Oh yes, oh yes.
Also, there is an asteroid named "Misterrogers" (after Mister Roger's Neighborhood, which I don't like), so if the IAU won't name an asteroid even after Butch Hartman then I will probably riot.
Names for planets around stars and their moons:
Sol: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Persephone "Telisto/Ghost Zone", "Arnold/10th Planet", "Caïna/11th Planet"(, Tyche "Yugopotamia"; ruled out)
Asteroids: 89958 Chipskylark (of the Apollo group), 69911 Denzelcrocker (unrelated interloper with 704 Interamnia), 32225 Vonstrangle (fragment of 5 Astraea), 32946 Juandissimo (fragment of 221 Eos), 86209 Chestermcbadbat(, 27497 Arnoldperlstein; fragment of 3 Juno)
Persephone's moons: Dionysus, Pariahdark, Klemper, Nightmerica, and Terminatra.
Alpha Centauri A: Planitia.
Alpha Centauri B: Kagutsuchi (ruled out).
Proxima Centauri: Burned, Jetix, Vita, and Medusa.
Timmy Turner (Barnard's Star): Bodach, Caoineag, Fuath, Glaistig, and Seonaidh.
Wolf 359: Observant.
Danny Phantom (nearby neutron star): Smetana.
Smetana's moons: Vysehrad, Prodananevesta, Vltava, Sarka, Českých, Tabor, and Blanik.
Cosmo and Wanda: Poof.
Sirius: Ectoplasma and Chauta.
Epsilon Eridani: Ægir and Oceanus.
What do you think?
Additionally, if Tyche is real but just farther away than 26,000 AU (WISE ruled out Tyche as defined by its proponents because it found nothing Jupiter-sized within 26,000 AU), then I think we should call it Yugopotamia instead (Tyche is taken by asteroid 258 Tyche).
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