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#16    Sundew

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:28 AM

This should be left to the plutocracy.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:52 AM

Orpheus and Eurydice.

"The most famous story in which Orpheus figures is that of his wife Eurydice (sometimes referred to as Euridice and also known as Agriope). While walking among her people, the Cicones, in tall grass at her wedding, Eurydice was set upon by a satyr. In her efforts to escape the satyr, Eurydice fell into a nest of vipers and suffered a fatal bite on her heel. Her body was discovered by Orpheus who, overcome with grief, played such sad and mournful songs that all the nymphs and gods wept. On their advice, Orpheus travelled to the underworld and by his music softened the hearts of Hades and Persephone (he was the only person ever to do so), who agreed to allow Eurydice to return with him to earth on one condition: he should walk in front of her and not look back until they both had reached the upper world. He set off with Eurydice following, and, in his anxiety, as soon as he reached the upper world, he turned to look at her, forgetting that both needed to be in the upper world, and she vanished for the second time, but now forever."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orpheus


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:53 AM

Pluto is not even classified as a planet anymore..why the heck would we name the moons beyond P-1...P-2...etc..


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:30 AM

View PostAsteroidX, on 13 February 2013 - 04:53 AM, said:

Pluto is not even classified as a planet anymore..why the heck would we name the moons beyond P-1...P-2...etc..

Because it really doesn't take a lot of effort?


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:32 AM

Then why couldnt keep Pluto as a planet. I mean that would have taken little effort as well. Just saying I prefer Pluto over Uranus. :innocent:


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:48 AM

View PostAsteroidX, on 13 February 2013 - 05:32 AM, said:

Then why couldnt keep Pluto as a planet. I mean that would have taken little effort as well. Just saying I prefer Pluto over Uranus. :innocent:

You might be surprised that Pluto is one of five Dwarf Planets. The others are Ceres, the largest asteroid in the belt, Haumea (also has two moons), Makemake and Eris.

Yes the IAU downgraded Pluto, but there is a body of astronomers that want to include Pluto (and the others) as 'planets'.

This link will explain it better: http://en.wikipedia....ition_of_planet


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:35 AM

Jeez, Orpheus and Eurydice are official candidates. Orpheus is in 4th place and Eurydice is in 6th. Given the connection between the two, vote now!

http://www.plutorocks.com/

Voting ends February 25th.

Edited by Likely Guy, 13 February 2013 - 06:41 AM.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

In some strange way I think I just helped the Galaxy. Thanks LikelyGuy :tu:


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

Hypno Styx, sounds like pluto found itself a party


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

Mickey and Minnie would be awesome !!

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

They keep saying our Moon's made from cheese...

What about Camembert and Gorgonzola?

All you need now is a large bottle to smash it against their surfaces.

Btw all of the above is a little joke.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

View PostAsteroidX, on 13 February 2013 - 04:53 AM, said:

Pluto is not even classified as a planet anymore..why the heck would we name the moons beyond P-1...P-2...etc..
The asteroid Ida is irregular in shape, has an average diameter of about 19.5 miles and most definitely is not a planet. It also has a moon which is named Dactyl, so there is a precedent for naming the natural satellites of non-planets.

View PostAsteroidX, on 13 February 2013 - 05:32 AM, said:

Then why couldnt keep Pluto as a planet. I mean that would have taken little effort.
It's not about effort, in fact it would have taken less effort to have left things as they were. It is about new discoveries, advancement and the application of common sense.

In 1801, when the first object in the asteroid belt, Ceres, was discovered it was considered a planet. As time went on and it was realised the Ceres was not alone, but was just one member of the asteroid belt it became obvious that it couldn't really be considered a planet and its status was changed.

Now exactly the same thing has happened with Pluto. Pluto is just one tiny object amongst thousands of others. It lost its status as a planet because we now know it never really deserved that status in the first place.

That's the beauty of science, it's always learning new things and adapting to that knowledge.

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 16 February 2013 - 12:54 AM.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:40 AM

what about Poseidon the Greek god of the sea and ocean and Hermes messenger of the gods?anyway that's awsome that two new moons were discovered for Pluto:)Pluto is a planet guys  just because it's small and does not have a atmosphere like earth or mars and  etc does not mean it's not a planet or just because its cold and far away.in my opinion Pluto will always be a planet and should be as well.as for the names what about King Reaper 408 and King Cobra 1408 after all they are just names lol


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:53 AM

Greek or Roman mythological figures!

I dont remember Laurel and Hardy type names being among them?

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Name game.





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