Post Reply Public Voting for Planets in 20 Systems
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Posted 8/15/15
Yeah so I saw an article on CNN about how the general public could vote on a name for planets in 20 systems. It gives the link to the site where people can vote on their favorite names that were selected.

http://nameexoworlds.iau.org/exoworldsvote

There is a common theme however that many of the names selected have some sort of Japanese/Chinese meaning/origin. Seems like a bunch of weebs sent in the names they wanted to vote on. Kind of unoriginal in that respect. Anyways, go vote on them planets. We already have a bunch of Kepler436b's as convenient as that naming system is.

If this thread already exists, feel free to take it down. Thanks.
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Posted 8/15/15
Thank you for the link, this pertains to my interests.

It's interesting how many of the names are Japanese or Greek.
Even names that have nothing to do with the lore of the constellation.
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Posted 8/15/15
I am rather upset at the lack of names from Firefly.

I do like that our system is finally getting named out of planets.

I'm not a bigot, I'll even let dwarf planets play.

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Posted 8/15/15
Quick, someone google the chinese character for water.
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Posted 8/16/15
Im surprised nobody voted for Bob.
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Posted 8/16/15

Terrance_Blaze wrote:

Im surprised nobody voted for Bob.






Posted 8/16/15

If i may Sirs, we should have a Putin
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Posted 8/16/15
I suggest a planet where we put all the llamas, longboards and thumbtacks on it and call it planet llamalongboardiatack problems of the world and life solved right there and another planet of nothing but cows and crop fields so aliens could leave us the hell alone and they can abduct and make crop circles all they want call it free offerings to leave us the hell alone but in all seriousness this peaks my interest.
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Posted 8/16/15
I still want to name one Urectum.
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Posted 8/17/15
Aw, no with a green backgruound? :-( I want to name one Mikustar >_<
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Posted 8/17/15
It seems pointless ,because it's possible when we finally make contact with the inhabitants of these worlds they might want to name these bodies themselves. You'll just have to learn the names all over again .Of course that arrogantly assumes that someone other than humans uses names.
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