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We name everyting....Yet we no name for our own solar system?!

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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:05 AM
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Why is it that we have no name for our own solar system? Do we just call it our "Solar System"? We have named everything outside our solar system. We need a name.

Sol means sun in Latin. Should we be the Sol system?

Or should we be a numerical nomenclature?

Aliens want to know. How do we communicate about our very small orbital system. Did Carl Sagan program his disc to say we are the "_____" solar system?

I find it strange after all these years that we have no name for our solar system. Much like the Pyramids of Egypt have no inscriptions of who built them.

Anyone else find this odd?




posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:09 AM
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hmmm...wasn it ...nan
song


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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:10 AM
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I sense a bit of tongue-in-cheek here but it is my understanding that the name of our system is the Solar System.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:12 AM
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As you state, the Sun is also called Sol.
www.merriam-webster.com...

Definition of SOLAR
1: of, derived from, relating to, or caused by the sun

en.wikipedia.org...

Hope it helps.

edit on 4/12/11 by LightSpeedDriver because: Added dictionary link



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:14 AM
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LOL!



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:16 AM
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There's only one Solar System.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:18 AM
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Perhaps we should extrapolate a name base on the names of our orbs in the sky,

Sun

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

= Smvemjsun

Kinda sounds Scandinavian. What do you think?


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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:19 AM
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I think you already nailed it. Most common I see is "Sol System". A runner-up might by the "Terran System".

That's a bit Earth-specific, but reasonable given that this is the only planet with indigenous sentient life (that we know of....more specifically, sentient and technologically capable).

Still, the most logical would be to use the star's name as primary. Of course, when you get into systems with more than one star, well....I'm sure these things will be decided upon eventually. When we get there.

Another thing to consider is the "language" to use. Presuming we travel to Aldebaran one day (or, pick any candidate star) and find it has a planet orbiting, with an intelligent species occupying the planet.

Now, for our purposes, do we still call it the "Aldebaran System"? Or, once we communicate with the natives, does it change to reflect their language and terms?

Purely speculative of course, but it works both ways.

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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:23 AM
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Exactly...what language do we use? You almost went over my head there. How would we describe our little solar system to another species?

Obviously by math of course. What did Carl Sagan do to describe where we live?



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:27 AM
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He sent a binary encoded message into space and we got an answer back quite recently, also binary encoded.


ETA The data sent decoded and explained


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ETA2 Data received and decoded


edit on 4/12/11 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA2



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:34 AM
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I'm feeling I've got to push this question off the Sheldon on Big Bang Theory. LOL!

We really need a name. Any Scandinavians on board here?



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:35 AM
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I nominate the following
Pimptastic Galactic System
Planetary Swirly McWirly
The Dirt,and Rock wheel
The Awesome System
The Wizardplex



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:35 AM
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Generally most star maps call it Sol.

What I find funny is if we send out a signal to the aliens that we are here, what if they don't call it Sol? Could cause masses of confusion... Maybe that's why no-one's found us yet...


Alien 1: "We're receiving a signal sir, they say they are in the Sol System."

Alien 2: "Hmmm, I don't see Sol on any chart, better just ignore it."

Smvemjun... That's awesome



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:38 AM
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How about the humans are getting ready to fu*k up this system.
Explore and exploit.

On a more serious note,
Sentient 9,
because of the number of planets,including Pluto,and the beings residing there.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:38 AM
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Originally posted by 74Templar
Generally most star maps call it Sol.

What I find funny is if we send out a signal to the aliens that we are here, what if they don't call it Sol? Could cause masses of confusion... Maybe that's why no-one's found us yet...


Alien 1: "We're receiving a signal sir, they say they are in the Sol System."

Alien 2: "Hmmm, I don't see Sol on any chart, better just ignore it."

Smvemjun... That's awesome


Oh you made me laugh!! We need a dang name!



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:39 AM
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What?!?
Ever looked up at night time genius?
Astronomy not your strong point huh?



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:41 AM
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If we tried to name it today it would end up as iSolar system or the Microsoft Solar Sytem




posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:42 AM
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Or Walmart. They are pretty big in this planetary system.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:42 AM
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What did Carl Sagan do to describe where we live?


Why, math, of course!


"Or, next star, and a little to the right."


Actually, you got me to thinking, so looked up the plaques on Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11.




Symbolism explained



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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:43 AM
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Originally posted by manontrial
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What?!?
Ever looked up at night time genius?
Astronomy not your strong point huh?


What are you talking about. Lighten up. Whoa.




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