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# 8
06-28-2012, 04:29 PM
Originally Posted by voyagerfan9751 View Post
As for the "Solar System" my understanding is before the advent of Science Fiction and the idea of other planetary bodies around other stars, it was in reference to Sol aka The Sun. So it was meant as a direct reference to OUR system. Which is why I have never liked the term "Solar System" being used outside our own.
I know what you mean, I don't like it either, or the term "a solar system" when technically it's a star system and we are THE Solar system. Also I think sun is an exclusive term too, I wonder when that first changed.