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naming contest!

Post by planetaryscience on 9th May 2013, 10:32 pm

i will be doing a naming contest where each week, i will tally up all the votes and choose that name, along with the person who came up with the name: this week i will be having a contest to name...

Fomalhaut b!

please put name ideas people!
we have until Thursday to know what to call Fomalhaut b!
good luck naming Very Happy
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Post by Sirius_Alpha on 9th May 2013, 11:16 pm

I think you'll find the majority of people on this board are supportive of the current exoplanet nomenclature.

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Post by Stalker on 10th May 2013, 2:16 am

Sirius_Alpha wrote:I think you'll find the majority of people on this board are supportive of the current exoplanet nomenclature.

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Indeed.

And we know nothing about Fomalhaut b. Planet with rings, ice giant, gas giant? Dwarf planets colision? I just know that it's surrounded by dust and crosse the disc in projection, not enough to give a name. I let the discoverers to give an unoficial "name" to planets like Belerophon, Osiris or even Twopiter and Zarmina. For a real name we need to know better the planet.

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Re: naming contest!

Post by planetaryscience on 10th May 2013, 10:28 am

I surmise the following from the planet's known information:
ice giant (mass is 3x jupiter)
Has rings (in the middle of asteroid belt)

I am sorry if you do not like the idea i came up with, i thought it would be nice to do. Sad
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Post by Sirius_Alpha on 10th May 2013, 11:27 am

planetaryscience wrote:I surmise the following from the planet's known information:
ice giant (mass is 3x jupiter)
Has rings (in the middle of asteroid belt)
That information is not actually known, it's just one explanation to the observations out of many (and the 3 MJ mass is just an upper limit).

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Post by Daniel on 10th May 2013, 2:54 pm

Like Stars,It's doesn't make sense put name on extrasolar planets,they already have name in the catalog follow with the low case letter of the star catalog number, only our galaxy is full of planets probably with trillions of them,there is not point put names like mythological of our solar system planets
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