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A Ninth Planet?
« on: January 20, 2016, 11:04:33 pm »

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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 11:35:18 pm »
Not sure, but they aren't restricted to Greek mythology in naming celestial objects anymore so they can go nuts.

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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 12:39:44 am »
Nemesis. Because it might turn out to be the hypothetical high mass object of that name. Makes more sense than Nemesis being a "loose" dwarf star.
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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 02:46:20 am »
Nemesis. Because it might turn out to be the hypothetical high mass object of that name. Makes more sense than Nemesis being a "loose" dwarf star.
The theories I've seen so far suggest that it would be huge.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strong-evidence-suggests-a-super-earth-lies-beyond-pluto1/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/01/20/new-evidence-suggests-a-ninth-planet-lurking-at-the-edge-of-the-solar-system/

Makes you wonder what else might be hiding out there if something that big has gone unnoticed this long.
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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2016, 08:36:54 am »
If its that far away, it might not only be difficult to see because of distance, but because its orbit takes so long that we might have only entered a properly viewable angle just now.  Also, I say we name it Odin, because Greek gods are lame.
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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2016, 08:44:16 am »
Eh, he's already got a day if the week. Let's go with Baldur. Or, if ya wanna leave Europe entirely, howsabout Izanami.
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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2016, 09:30:15 am »
Eh, he's already got a day if the week. Let's go with Baldur. Or, if ya wanna leave Europe entirely, howsabout Izanami.

You know people would call it Jizzanami.  How about Teal'c?
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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 11:07:09 am »
If its that far away, it might not only be difficult to see because of distance, but because its orbit takes so long that we might have only entered a properly viewable angle just now.  Also, I say we name it Odin, because Greek gods are lame.

Roman, actually.

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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2016, 11:13:50 am »
Greco-Roman, if you wanna be really precise, since they pretty much have the same gods, but with different names.
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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 11:36:17 am »
Greco-Roman, if you wanna be really precise, since they pretty much have the same gods, but with different names.

Not exactly.  The Romans had numerous gods with no Greek equivalent.  And for those gods who did parallel, there were sometimes distinct differences.  For example, Mars is a much more positive figure than Ares.

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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2016, 01:08:46 pm »
Greco-Roman, if you wanna be really precise, since they pretty much have the same gods, but with different names.

Not exactly.  The Romans had numerous gods with no Greek equivalent.  And for those gods who did parallel, there were sometimes distinct differences.  For example, Mars is a much more positive figure than Ares.


True, but the differences are small enough that you inow what someone means when they get it wrong.
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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 03:16:16 pm »
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Makes you wonder what else might be hiding out there if something that big has gone unnoticed this long.

Thanks, I hadn't received my dose of existentialist terror yet.
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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2016, 03:22:04 pm »
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Makes you wonder what else might be hiding out there if something that big has gone unnoticed this long.

Thanks, I hadn't received my dose of existentialist terror yet.
Oh I'm almost certain that there are no Orange One-eyed, One-horned
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This is a bit concerning though:
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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2016, 03:29:10 pm »
It's more along the lines of "a cosmic event could fuck with the Sun at any moment and kill us all" terror.
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Re: A Ninth Planet?
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2016, 03:36:28 pm »
Eeh, taking out the Sun would require titanic amounts of power, and something like that would put out some serious radiation that we'd pick up very easily.  Might not be able to do anything about it, but we'd have a lot of advance warning.
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