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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 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by js331975
I've read in some science textbook that it's called Sol. I vote to call it "Home".

Good for you.
Nobody from earth is "homeless."




posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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We have named all kinds of places out there from galaxies to nebulae, star clusters, etc. Were going to be surprised when we get there and they call their turf something different. The first excuse for us to start interstellar war with the barbarians, the heathens, the savages, the infidels...
edit: All in the name of God of course.
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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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Originally posted by intrptr
We have named all kinds of places out there from galaxies to nebulae, star clusters, etc. Were going to be surprised when we get there and they call their turf something different. The first excuse for us to start interstellar war with the barbarians, the heathens, the savages, the infidels...
edit: All in the name of God of course.
edit on 4-12-2011 by intrptr because: additional...


Troll



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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reply to post by Frira
 


Troll


Witch hunter, Inquisitor, Hangman



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 11:08 PM
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Heliopolis.
Heliopolis.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by ProudBird
reply to post by brilab45
 



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



edit on Sun 4 December 2011 by ProudBird because: (no reason given)


I vote "Aevum": Roughly translated from latin it mean's: "Age; Life".

en.wiktionary.org...

That or Vita: Latin for "Way of Life"/"Life"



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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How about Home System or Life Peninsula.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:19 AM
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Originally posted by ProudBird
reply to post by OmegaOwl
 



Why the hell do we even call it the "Sun" in english?


It is derived from Old English ("Sunne" or "Sonne"). Which is itself derived from the early Germanic languages.

Modern English is a hodge-podge of many influences, as it exists today.


It is interesting however that for a language so influcenced by Scandinavian (sun = "sol"), French (sun = "soleil") and Latin (sun = "sol"), they choose to stick with the old west germanic "sun". AFAIK "sol" is also early Germanic, just a different line than where "sun" comes from. It is ONLY the sun itself that seems to be "sun", every other word (ie solar system, solstice, the scientific stuff) use the Latin version.

Anyway, our solar system is definetly called Sol. The PC games have thus spoken!



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:32 AM
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Don't worry...before you know it our Solar System will have a name. Most likely something along the lines of Exxon-Mobil System, JPMorgan Chase System, Coca-Cola System or perhaps either the McSystem or System-Mart.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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This may have already been said, but the name of the solar system IS "Solar System".

Sol = name of the sun
Solar = things pertaining to the sun. (Solar winds, Solar mass, etc.)
Solar system = system of planets around our sun.

We say "Solar" referring to Sol, just as we say "Lunar" referring to our moon, which is named Luna.

The confusion as to why we don't think the Solar System has a name may come from the fact the name Solar is ubiquitous with any stellar mass. We tend to use it interchangeably with stellar. "Xerox" for example refers to copies made only on a Xerox machine, but the term has become synonymous with 'photocopy'. Solar has become synonymous with any star, but in fact the name Sol is specifically for our own star.

Any system of planets around other stars would be named for their star. Vega is a star and any planets around it would be the Vegan System. Planets around Orion would be the Orion System.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:44 AM
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You say, my house, our house, it seems our solar system would be correct, or like the Smith house, the Smith solar system, really addressing another solar system other than ours like The Procyon solar system, or the HR8799 solar system.
Oh you mean your talking about our own Earth's solar sysyem?

WHat the hay, I don't think we'll have to worry about it for at least a few more years.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 01:23 AM
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I was under the impression that the term used for our solar system was solaria.
2nd line



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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I always thought of it as more of a title than an actual name. Kind of like "the Universe". Not a specific name; more of a title.

But it would be cool to have an actual name for our solar system.

How about P.H.I.P.V.O.S.?

Planets
Held
In
Place
Via
Our
Sun

Lame, I know... Who knows, though. It may catch on!

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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:01 AM
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Im goign for the ignorance system

second line of ignorance !



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:40 AM
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Solarians (or Solarian Federation) are actually race in Imperium Galactica, they are descendants of human race.
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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 03:56 AM
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Originally posted by brilab45
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?


Icelandic to be precise ...



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 04:09 AM
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According to scientology the name of our solar system is "Sun 12 of the Espinal United Stars"

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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 04:15 AM
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Originally posted by brilab45
Sol means sun in Latin. Should we be the Sol system?


You were intelligent enough to realize this, but couldn't make the comparison huh?

Sol = Sun.
Suffix Ar = Of, or pertaining to.
Solar = Of or pertaining to the Sun.

You really didn't catch that?



Cheers,
Strype



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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A solar system is normally named after the central stars common name.

Our star is called Sol. or Sun.

Thus our system is the Sol System or Sun system.

Other stars are not suns, they are stars and have individual names or designations and those systems are named for their central stars.


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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 05:01 AM
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Earth and Sun are also quite rediculous and ambgious names for planetary bodies.

I know it's all rooted from old times, I guess Terra would be a better name for Earth even if it means the same, to go with the Sol team, the sun could be Sol then.




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