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'Adopt-An-Alien Planet' Campaign Launches Today

Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, study, space, campaign, names, alien planets, discovery, Milky Way )

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A new campaign aims to start giving popular names to the hundreds of alien planets that have been discovered around the Milky Way galaxy.

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Freya H (357)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:59 pm
Yes! These planets need more creative names that people can remember. We have rules for naming moons in our own solar system - let's come up with a good system to name worlds that circle other stars.

Roger G (154)
Friday May 3, 2013, 3:05 am
noted, thanks!

Past Member (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:44 pm
Noted. Why not? I like it!

greenplanet e (155)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:53 pm
Thanks, that's kinda cool, although you have to pay for it. Maybe the money will go to further research.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:00 pm
Fascinating and intriguing!

Janice P (5)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:02 pm

Glenn Byrnes (196)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:11 am

Darren W (218)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:20 pm
Noted and passed around... and a brilliant idea... rather than the r-e-a-l-l-y dull categorizations that some of these planets are being christened with, we need some new neologisms that will stick in people's minds. Like the planet, "Heptaparaparshinokh" or "Triamazikamno" or "Enneagram" (some Gurdjieff related terms) or "VROOOM" or "Indiscipline" or "Cat Food" (some Crimson rock tunes)...

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:31 pm

Marcel E (347)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:01 pm

Kathryn Niell (112)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:47 pm
I'm not sure how I feel about this marketing plan. However, it is for a good cause and gets people interested in space, so I guess I'm okay with it.

Alan L (91)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:11 pm
Use every planetary name from Sci-fi and Fantasy...
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