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IAU's Exoplanet Name Submission.


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You've probably already seen my status update, so you know that IAU is having an exoplanet name contest and organization get to submit names.

 

The only problem here is that I do not know if we're elligible for being an organization "interested" in astronomy.

 

According to the IAU:

 

  1. Only public astronomical organisations (such as Planetariums, Science Centres, Amateur Astronomy Clubs, Online Astronomy platforms) or non-profit astronomy-interested organisations (such as High schools, Cultural clubs) with a proven interest in astronomy, (hereafter "organisations" for short) based in any country, shall be allowed to propose names.
     
  2. To suggest names, these organisations must first register on the IAU Directory for World Astronomy website providing their website URL, the organisation’s registration number/certificate/document number testifying its status, and the full name, e-mail and postal address of a contact person.
     
  3. The website of the organisation shall demonstrate its activity or interest in astronomy, and a verifiable non-profit status.

 

What does that make FutureTimeline?

 

Well first, we do have an extensive collection of information that is astronomy-related. For example, almost everything in the beyond sections of the futuretimeline.

 

http://www.futuretim...tm#.VNVoD_ldVJ0

http://www.futuretim...tm#.VNVoMvldVJ0

 

We have a blog that posts Space-related subjects.

 

http://www.futuretim...tm#.VNVoafldVJ0

 

We also have a couple great Space-related threads in the forum itself. (Shoutout to Craven)

 

http://www.futuretim...-of-other-suns/

http://www.futuretim...ve-mars-direct/

http://www.futuretim...nd-discussions/

http://www.futuretim...rrestrial-life/

 

So what do you guys think? Should we be able to submit a name? Will wjfox adhere to this?

 

You can read all the rules here: http://www.nameexowo...org/the_process


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Well since no one is interested (except for four and Jakob), I'll try advertising this campaign by showcasing the awesome planets that they've chosen that we can name.

 

55 Cancri e, the diamond planet!

 

http://www.theglobea...article4605246/

 

 

New research suggests that a massive, star-scorched planet in the Cancer constellation, not far from our solar system, is made in large part of diamonds, opening new vistas on the way scientists understand how planets are created.
 
The planet, 55 Cancri e, is twice the size of Earth and so rich in carbon that it holds at least three times our planet’s mass in diamonds, according to a new paper that has been accepted for publication in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters.

 

 

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That planet is awesome. Question: are there any potentially habitable planets up for naming?


Edited by Jakob, 08 February 2015 - 01:32 PM.


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That planet is awesome. Question: are there any potentially habitable planets up for naming?

 

Not really. They don't have any Kepler systems, and there is only one Gliese system which only has a gas giant in the habitable zone, although it is unlikely for a large earth sized moon around it.

 

However, in other gas giants in other systems, there is a possibility of habitable moons (which will probably be named after your planet, like they do stars).

 

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/HD_28185_b

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/HD_33564_b

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/HD_38283_b

http://en.wikipedia....on_Andromedae_d

 

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I'm interested too, I expect we can think off lots of names for exo-planets etc.


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That planet is awesome. Question: are there any potentially habitable planets up for naming?

 

Not really.

 

Not sure about naming, but there are already tens of known potentially habitable planets:

 

http://phl.upr.edu/p...planets-catalog



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That planet is awesome. Question: are there any potentially habitable planets up for naming?

 

Not really.

 

Not sure about naming, but there are already tens of known potentially habitable planets:

 

http://phl.upr.edu/p...planets-catalog

 

I'm aware of that. I was only thinking that we should name a potentially habitable planet if possible. It would be awesome if we named the first planet where extraterrestrial life was discovered. It's a long shot, but still... :)



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Raklion.... Raklion.... Raklion...

 

 

Keep repeating until it's all you guys can think of. :D


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Given that Future timeline is not registered as an organization that would be the first hurdle to overcome.

 

As far as naming goes, I'm surprised this post hasn't been inundated with draft proposals already for what FTL would put forward. 

 

I personally would love names that continue with the gods and goddess theme, Osiris and Nyx would be a couple I would like :D oh and Helion, ever since Riddick :p


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                                                                 Nikola Tesla - New York World, May 19th 1907 


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I wonder if wjfox has seen this yet. Because we need you to submit a name before the deadline hits.

 

Meanwhile, to put the situation in a song,

 



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I think we should name one of the planets 'Jakob'.



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Then Phoenix is definitely better name - as a symbol of renewed hope for humankind... etc,etc.etc (insert pompous speech here)



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What about 'Dagda' for a grassy, plant-covered planet? It keeps the theme of gods, and conjures up the image nicely.
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Not sure about naming, but there are already tens of known potentially habitable planets:

 

http://phl.upr.edu/p...planets-catalog

 

Don't really like there type of planet system I've always liked Star Treks one?


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We aren't a public astronomy organisation and we aren't non-profit.



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We aren't a public astronomy organisation and we aren't non-profit.

 

Ah, I understand.

 

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