Names For New Planet Watch

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Just wandered what people think the name of the tenth planet should be.
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Didn't they invent a tenth planet a while ago? Isn't the ninth planet arguably not a planet at all? Didn't Douglas Adams write a story about this?
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Peacey. It should be called Peacey
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I think this is all rather exciting (sorry to be a geek! :p: ). I mean all those Physics lessons, and the nine planets - how long have we learnt about that?! And then, for the next generations, it'll be: "Our Solar System is called 'The Milky Way'. There are ten planets in our solar system...".

And yes, they did discover it in 2003, but apparently it's only just been confirmed as a planet.

I think they should call it Freddie.
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Or if I were to take your Physics lessons (improbable, and approaching impossible, but it could still happen), "it will have little impact on your lives that there are seven planets in our solar system".
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(Original post by zhivago)
And then, for the next generations, it'll be: "Our Solar System is called 'The Milky Way'.
That'll be terrible but not suprising the way education levels are dropping...

They should call it Bonzonia...
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I'm sure they had it on QI, and that it already had a name then.. I mean, I know the current news item is about its confirmation, but there's still no talk about its name.

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It should be called planet Ran-dom-er :p: But you have to pronounce it like "Bud-wei-ser" in a frog voice
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Well sorry to disapoint you people but the name is already decided by astromoners and is yet to be confirmed: Xena

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The first hype was about the planet called Sedna or 2003 VB12

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3511678.stm

But the real planet is apparently 2003 UB313
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7763
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Vulcan? Romulus?

Either those or Stoke-On-Trent...SOT
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Yeah, I heard that on BBC. But I don't think that'll be the final name, will it?!
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^ They are both planets but, the reason why astromoners are calling the new discovered planet the 10th, is because they are unsure if they should consider Pluto as a planet due to its size.

There is the argument, that there are infinite planets in the universe

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(Original post by Seabiscuit)
That'll be terrible but not suprising the way education levels are dropping...

They should call it Bonzonia...
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^ They are both planets but, the reason why astromoners are calling the new discovered planet the 10th, is because they are unsure if they should consider Pluto as a planet due to its size.

There is the argument, that there are infinite planets in the universe

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When I was in school, our solar system had just 9 planets. I wonder what other scientific stuffs will end up in the rubbish bin. :eek:
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Well sorry to disapoint you people but the name is already decided by astromoners and is yet to be confirmed: Xena

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if it is named after our dear warrior princess, I would be quite disappointed. They should stick to some Roman goddesses or gods- maybe Minerva or Juno. Or since it is nearer to Pluto, Persephone?
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I want a planet.
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- Planet X
- You sir, are a baboon!! :cool:
- Thunder
- Pacific Red
- Millenium
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I'm quite amused at the planet count. I count 12 planets:

The latest 3 being:

Sedna : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3511678.stm

Xena: 2003 UB313 : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4730061.stm

2M1207b : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4501323.stm

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(Original post by Vhisko)
I'm quite amused at the planet count. I count 12 planets:

The latest 3 being:

Sedna : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3511678.stm

Xena: 2003 UB313 : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4730061.stm

2M1207b : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4501323.stm

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Oui, mais only one is confirmed
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