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You can now help to name Jupiter's moons

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sci-nerd

NJM1, NJM2, NJM3, NJM4 & NJM5. Done.

(NJM = New Jupiter Moon)

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saywhat

Guess Nimoy is out of the question... :(

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sci-nerd
2 minutes ago, saywhat said:

Guess Nimoy is out of the question... :(

Spock is a much better choice!

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freetoroam
1 hour ago, sci-nerd said:

NJM1, NJM2, NJM3, NJM4 & NJM5. Done.

(NJM = New Jupiter Moon)

How many hours did you spend thinking them up? :D

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freetoroam

JNM1, JNM2, JNM3, JMN4, JMN5.

JNM = Jupiters new moon. :P

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sci-nerd
3 minutes ago, freetoroam said:

How many hours did you spend thinking them up? :D

168 hours.
Well you know bureaucracy. First you check the patent office. Then you hold a meeting. Then you have an election. Then you write applications. And finally you wait.

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freetoroam
Just now, sci-nerd said:

168 hours.
Well you know bureaucracy. First you check the patent office. Then you hold a meeting. Then you have an election. Then you write applications. And finally you wait.

Oh darn, the patent office! I knew i forgot something. I hope none of the 2.118 people at the meeting do not take my original names to be patented before me. :unsure:

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bison

The rules say, among other things, that it must be a Greco-Roman name associated with Zeus/Jupiter, and that it not match or resemble the name of an asteroid. With thousands upon thousands of named asteroids, I think one might be hard put to come up with a name not already in use.  

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Orphalesion

I think it's a good idea to impose those restrictions, but yeah...by now they're gonna have to dig into the obscure aspects and epithets of Greek/Roman mythology.

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bison

If anyone cares to suggest the name of a Greek or Roman mythological figure associated with Zeus or Jupiter in some way, which ends in either e or a (another of the requirements) I'll look it up in the list of already-named moons and asteroids to check for disqualifying matches, or near-matches.

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Imaginarynumber1

Moony McMoonface

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sci-nerd
14 minutes ago, Imaginarynumber1 said:

Moony McMoonface

Patent office says that's registered to McDonald's

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Imaginarynumber1
1 minute ago, sci-nerd said:

Patent office says that's registered to McDonald's

McDonald's... always ruining everything...

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Rolltide

Is this how we came up with Uranus?

 

 

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sci-nerd
51 minutes ago, Imaginarynumber1 said:

McDonald's... always ruining everything...

Yeah. In fact forget anything "Mc". They even copyrighted McAmerica.

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bison
2 hours ago, sci-nerd said:

Spock is a much better choice!

There's already an asteroid called 'Mr. Spock' so that's probably a no.

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sci-nerd
6 minutes ago, bison said:

There's already an asteroid called 'Mr. Spock' so that's probably a no.

Mrs. Spock?

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godnodog

Unfortunatky you need a twatter account, massive no

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bison

I was surprised to find that there was at least one name from mythology, connected with Jupiter, that apparently hasn't already been attached to an asteroid, or moon of that giant planet. Juventia was the daughter of Jupiter and Juno. I considered Maia, too, one of Zeus' many paramours, but that name has been given to a star in the Pleiades star group.

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