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10th planet in our solar system

Dromaeosaurus

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Report this Feb. 04 2006, 1:56 am

New to these  boards, but a huge fan.  I recently saw an item on the news that a new planet was found past Pluto.  Since the planets are named after Roman deities, I thought it would be an inside joke to name the new planet Vulcan (Roman god of fire/metalworking and a planet in Star Trek).  If not, were the other Roman gods' names used already? Also, how can we start a campaign to name the new world?  Other names I wasthinking-Apollo,Diana, Juno, Minerva, and Bacchus.

ssmukhi

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Report this Feb. 04 2006, 3:13 am

First, welcome to the boards!

Uh, this is not new news. There have been objects discovered beyond Pluto for years.

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Report this Feb. 04 2006, 3:54 am

Quote (ssmukhi @ Feb. 04 2006, 3:13 am)
First, welcome to the boards!

Uh, this is not new news. There have been objects discovered beyond Pluto for years.

true, like stars and stuff. but "Planet X" is the only planetary body to be discovered beyond pluto that is part of our solar system.

ssmukhi

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Report this Feb. 04 2006, 4:02 am

There's a name for them, I forgot but is it "keppler" objects or something. Some are large enough to be planets.

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Report this Feb. 05 2006, 4:48 pm

I am definitely in favor of Vulcan!!!

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Report this Feb. 19 2006, 12:53 am

There was a planet Vulcan between the sun and Mercury but then either the astronomers couldn't find it anymore or they decided it was never there in the first place.

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Report this Feb. 19 2006, 2:21 am

Pluto remains a planet simply because the astronauts and history have fond memories of having a ninth planet named Pluto. The reality is, Pluto is simply representing the objects in the outer Solar System...rock and ice. I highly doubt they will add a tenth 'Greek/Roman" planet simply because we have hundreds of them in our system.

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Report this Feb. 19 2006, 9:36 pm

Astronomers need to sit down and discuss what exaclty a floating rock in space needs to be classified as a planet. That is the only reason for the dispute about Pluto and Xena (thats the name I heard for the new planet..or temporary name anyway  :question:  ).

IanCrawford

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Report this Feb. 24 2006, 1:52 pm

Erm id actually love vulcan!! or Earth II lol!! I cant wait to see ligth speed take us out of our slar system. There is a habbitable planet only around 5 light years from earths location!!!! thats crazy! It would be a few months trip but it wud be worth a look :)

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Report this Feb. 25 2006, 1:44 pm

Where did you hear about this habitable planet? As far as I know, no  M-class planets other than Earth have been discovered.

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Report this Feb. 25 2006, 4:22 pm

I think Apollo was the Sun-God, so our sun is actually Apollo, at least to the Romans I think. But Diana or Athena would be cool! But no, it couldnt be habitable that far from the sun

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Report this Feb. 26 2006, 1:15 am

We use terran or terrestrial as the classification for inhabitable... as in liek earth, we haven't met teh vulcans yet to get an m-class classification :p

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Report this Feb. 26 2006, 8:34 am

i seen it say something like so when the german guy was talking about his light speed technology.

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Report this Feb. 26 2006, 1:27 pm

the 10th planet should be called Chaos. then we should mine the dark matter from it to power our cloaking devices. :p

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Report this Feb. 26 2006, 9:32 pm

Quote (AdmiralPerryFreeze @ Feb. 05 2006, 1:48 pm)
I am definitely in favor of Vulcan!!!

Me too!

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