GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

The Tenth Planet!

POSTED BY: CALHOUN
UPDATED: Sunday, July 31, 2005 12:35
SHORT URL:
VIEWED: 3196
PAGE 1 of 1

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:56 PM

CALHOUN

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:56 PM

CALHOUN


Hmmm.. well I found this interesting.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:00 AM

GROUNDED


Me too, but no one's saying for sure that we can class it as a tenth planet just yet.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 2:45 AM

PSYCHICRIVER


Oh my god there are aliens and we're all going to die!!

PsychicRiver

"Two by two, hands of blue."
"We'll take care of each other. I'll knit!"

Summer Glau to me - "You are so photogenic."

Me -

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 3:29 AM

KAYLEE4SIMON


It's only exciting if they give it a shiny name.

Keep shiny!

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:22 AM

TOMANTA


Quote:

Originally posted by Kaylee4Simon:
It's only exciting if they give it a shiny name.

Keep shiny!



Five years from now 4th grade students will be learning all about Planet Bob. (Ok, 10 because that's how long it'll take schools to order new textbooks).

And yes, that IS actually a Whedon reference :).

But... let's hope for something a little shinier.

"Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government."

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:37 AM

CHRISISALL


I like Bob, it is a TITANic name.

Chrisisall

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 5:00 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by Kaylee4Simon:
It's only exciting if they give it a shiny name.


And that name should be Persephone.

And please let there be someone who knows why that should be the case...and it is not a Firefly reference.




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:30 AM

GROUNDED


You'd think it would have made more sense to name Pluto's moon Persephone...

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:40 AM

FINN MAC CUMHAL


I say we call it Setia Alpha 5. And then maroon someone on it.

-------------
Qui desiderat pacem praeparet bellum.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:51 AM

GUNRUNNER


Quote:

Originally posted by Finn mac Cumhal:
I say we call it Setia Alpha 5. And then maroon someone on it.

-------------
Qui desiderat pacem praeparet bellum.



Errr thats Ceti Alpha V...

EV Nova Firefly mod Message Board:
http://s4.invisionfree.com/GunRunner/index.php?act=idx

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:03 AM

FINN MAC CUMHAL


Quote:

Originally posted by GunRunner:
Errr thats Ceti Alpha V...

That's what they want you to beleive.


-------------
Qui desiderat pacem praeparet bellum.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 11:49 AM

BATMARLOWE


But hasn't this discovery also called into question whether or not Pluto is a planet? So if Pluto isn't a planet, then this new one would be the ninth planet, so they should call it Pluto. But if Pluto does keep its planet classification then we'll have to think of new name. Any major Roman gods not taken yet? There's Apollo but you wouldn't want the coldest planet to be called "Apollo". "Hercules"? Demi-god but still, he's got a high Q-rating.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 12:16 PM

SIMONWHO


Mondas would be an excellent choice.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 12:38 PM

OPTIMUS1998


I think we should call it....this land.....

...May have been the losing side, Still not convinced it was the wrong one.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 12:49 PM

CALHOUN


I am amazed by how far off the ecliptic plane this new planet is. How could that happen? Its almost like it is trying to hide..

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:33 PM

FREMDFIRMA


You know, I am laughing up my sleeve pretty hard right now.

Some students of astronomy noted that gravity effects indicated there HAD to be a planet there, and their own name for it was Pan-Horus.

NASA, for years and years, told them they were 'smoking something' and where to stuff it, etc etc.

I also find it quite amusing that they were likely going to 'bury' this, but some enterprising little hacker collected those beans and spilled em.

Gee, NASA, after wiping all that egg off your face, you might admit that we were right after all, yes ?

-F

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:38 PM

CALLMESERENITY


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
[And that name should be Persephone.

And please let there be someone who knows why that should be the case...and it is not a Firefly reference.




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.



I agree. Persephone would be a great name. (And yes I know why. I LOVE Greek mythlogy.)Plus, I think it should have a girl name since all the planets but Venus are named after men.


Serenity, First Officer of Destiny

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:59 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:
Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
[And that name should be Persephone.

And please let there be someone who knows why that should be the case...and it is not a Firefly reference.




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.



I agree. Persephone would be a great name. (And yes I know why. I LOVE Greek mythlogy.)Plus, I think it should have a girl name since all the planets but Venus are named after men.


Serenity, First Officer of Destiny


I am sure the Greek myth was the original inspiration, but my reference is to a very famous science fiction novel.



NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 2:51 PM

CITIZEN


Quote:

original post by optimus1998:
I think we should call it....this land.....


I think we should call your grave.
Arrr!


A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
--W.C. Fields

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 6:31 PM

GUNRUNNER


Quote:

Originally posted by Calhoun:
I am amazed by how far off the ecliptic plane this new planet is. How could that happen? Its almost like it is trying to hide..


Incase anyone is intrested here is what its orbit looks like:


EV Nova Firefly mod Message Board:
http://s4.invisionfree.com/GunRunner/index.php?act=idx

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:44 PM

THEREALME


Actually, Persephone does not work. That is the Greek name. The planets are named after Roman gods. So it should be Proserpina, I think.


NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 11:31 PM

OPTIMUS1998


Quote:

Originally posted by citizen:
Quote:

original post by optimus1998:
I think we should call it....this land.....


I think we should call your grave.
Arrr!


CURSE YOUR SUDDEN BUT ENEVITABLE BETRAYAL!!!
oh, oh god!....


{thank the maker someone finally took the bait!)

...May have been the losing side, Still not convinced it was the wrong one.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 30, 2005 11:43 PM

GROUNDED


Quote:

Originally posted by Fremdfirma:
You know, I am laughing up my sleeve pretty hard right now.

Some students of astronomy noted that gravity effects indicated there HAD to be a planet there, and their own name for it was Pan-Horus.

NASA, for years and years, told them they were 'smoking something' and where to stuff it, etc etc.

I also find it quite amusing that they were likely going to 'bury' this, but some enterprising little hacker collected those beans and spilled em.

Gee, NASA, after wiping all that egg off your face, you might admit that we were right after all, yes ?

-F



Wha?

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 4:17 AM

CALLMESERENITY


Quote:

Originally posted by TheRealMe:
Actually, Persephone does not work. That is the Greek name. The planets are named after Roman gods. So it should be Proserpina, I think.




Close, it's Proserpine. Which isn't nearly as pretty sounding as Persephone, I think.

And I prefer the Greek names. We should change all the names of all the planets simply because I like the Greek names better!

Serenity, First Officer of Destiny

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 4:18 AM

CALLMESERENITY


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:


I am sure the Greek myth was the original inspiration, but my reference is to a very famous science fiction novel.





Which very famous science fiction novel was that?

Serenity, First Officer of Destiny

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 6:33 AM

RANGRBOB


I hope that it isn't desigated as a planet. If it is then in the next few years we will see around 100 new planets we will have to keep track of. I think Pluto shouldn't have been called a planet, but since the population is used to it and it is the first Kuiper belt object to be found I guess it's alright to let it keep its planet status. Any new chunk of rock out there needs a name but should not be given planet status.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 6:48 AM

CITIZEN


no, make it a planet, then we can invade it someday...


A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
--W.C. Fields

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 8:04 AM

GUNRUNNER


Quote:

Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:
Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:


I am sure the Greek myth was the original inspiration, but my reference is to a very famous science fiction novel.





Which very famous science fiction novel was that?

Serenity, First Officer of Destiny
I think ecgordon was talking about the "Known Space" stories by Larry Niven. Or Douglas Adams's novel "Mostly Harmless",

EV Nova Firefly mod Message Board:
http://s4.invisionfree.com/GunRunner/index.php?act=idx

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 8:11 AM

FORRESTWOLF


Ah HAH! So the 'One Solar System Theory' of Firefly isn't so preposterous after all!

Sorry, had to throw that in there :)

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:35 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:
Quote:

Originally posted by TheRealMe:
Actually, Persephone does not work. That is the Greek name. The planets are named after Roman gods. So it should be Proserpina, I think.




Close, it's Proserpine. Which isn't nearly as pretty sounding as Persephone, I think.

And I prefer the Greek names. We should change all the names of all the planets simply because I like the Greek names better!

Serenity, First Officer of Destiny



Meh. It's all Greek to me.

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:53 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by GunRunner:

I think ecgordon was talking about the "Known Space" stories by Larry Niven. Or Douglas Adams's novel "Mostly Harmless"

Nope, it was Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama, in which he mentions a tenth planet that had been discovered and named Persephone.




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 10:48 AM

CALHOUN


I read a book recently called funnily enough "The Tenth Planet". It is about the discovery of a Tenth planet in our solar system and the subsequent invasion/annihilation of Earth by the Aliens inhabiting this new planet. Not a bad book really.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 11:58 AM

THEDUKE


I personally think we should call it Vera, and that's not jsut cos of firefly referanceness, but cos it'd be funny for a plannt to be named something quite ordinary.

You all seem to be missing the major problem that will arise now. All the ryhmes used to learn the order of plannets will now be extinct. AGHHHHHHH!
And this should be taken into concideration when deciding on the new plannets name. (if it is a new plannet etc.)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We achieved the impossible, and that makes us mighty
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 12:20 PM

CALLMESERENITY


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
Quote:

Originally posted by GunRunner:

I think ecgordon was talking about the "Known Space" stories by Larry Niven. Or Douglas Adams's novel "Mostly Harmless"


Nope, it was Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama, in which he mentions a tenth planet that had been discovered and named Persephone.

B]


Oh, yes, THAT very famous science fiction novel that I've never heard of!

Serenity, First Officer of Destiny

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, July 31, 2005 12:35 PM

LETOV


Quote:

Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:
Oh, yes, THAT very famous science fiction novel that I've never heard of!

Serenity, First Officer of Destiny




Its one of my favorites...

- Leto_V

"Well, my days of not taking you
seriously are certainly coming to
a middle." - Mal

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

YOUR OPTIONS

NEW POSTS TODAY

USERPOST DATE

OTHER TOPICS

DISCUSSIONS
Where are the Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Mon, April 19, 2021 20:35 - 22 posts
Thread of GIFs
Mon, April 19, 2021 15:38 - 10 posts
Testing.
Sun, April 18, 2021 22:50 - 25 posts
Joss to create new SciFi show for HBO, “The Nevers”
Sun, April 18, 2021 10:08 - 65 posts
'Clarice' ... or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love My Lotion Bucket
Fri, April 16, 2021 16:51 - 11 posts
Brenda? Are You Watching FBI: Most Wanted?
Wed, March 24, 2021 17:00 - 76 posts
Firefly a ripoff of Andromeda?
Wed, March 17, 2021 07:39 - 44 posts
Did you notice Nathan Fillion in episode 7 of Alan Tudyk's new show Resident Alien?
Mon, March 15, 2021 09:05 - 9 posts
Rush Limbaugh dead at age 70
Thu, March 4, 2021 21:56 - 76 posts
Canadian actor Christopher Plummer dead at age 91
Wed, March 3, 2021 23:16 - 4 posts
NASA Lands the Perseverance Rover on Mars
Wed, February 24, 2021 23:22 - 12 posts
Victorian Female Batman???
Tue, February 16, 2021 21:04 - 46 posts

FFF.NET SOCIAL