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I need help with Planet names....

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posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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I'm wishing that some very clever ATS folk will be able to coin names for future planets that will be eventually colonized...probably well beyond our lifetimes...

Was thinking of how the Continents of Earth were named, as they were 'discovered'...and then how the Solar System's planets were named (mostly after Greek mythic heroes)....

What is next???

Normally, one would expect that a new planetary system would have the Human nomenclature of the host Star's name....as in...."Sirius Five" or some such....IF the fifth planet that was orbiting a star we call "Sirius" was habitable by Humans, that is...

By this manner of convention, what we live on (Earth) would be called "Sol Three"...

'Mars' would be "Sol Four", and so on.

BUT....we call earth "Earth"....because we did not know, ages ago, that it was just the third planet of others that orbited our star (the 'Sun').

HOW would any other species define their 'home' planet...??

(Of course, they won't be speaking English...or Spanish..or any OTHER human language...so tis becomes moot in a sense...)

Can you tell that I'm writing something, and am shamelessly looking to ATS for help???




posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 02:08 AM
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Anything could work.

One trick is to get a really good atlas, leaf through the index and see what names that inspires.

Another is to steal ATS members' usernames.

Anyway, here are 26:

- Afterparty

- Bluesqueeze

- Calisthenia

- Dwight's Dilemna

- Egregia

- Fartouch

- Glowworm

- Heart's End (or Hart's End)

- Indica

- Jagannath

- Krakatoa

- Lamia

- Mnemosyne

- Nimrod

- Ozymandias

- Passby (or Passbye)

- Quetzalcoatl

- Richard's World

- Sivanath (or Shivanath, they both mean the same thing)

- Terra Dura

- Ulfendahl

- Vajrabhima

- Wolff's Giant

- Xylamenthe

- Zarathustra



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 04:15 PM
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Pangea would be a good name (the massive supercontinent of ages past)...

Why not also look to mythology for some ideas?



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 06:12 PM
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What about after Star Trek names?



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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Dasher,Dancer,Comet and Vixen come to mind for a start...



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 06:26 PM
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I'm sure that the occupants of those planets have already named them all 'dirt' in their native language.



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