Survivor of Romulus
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There is a vote underway to name two of Pluto's moons, and one of the names on the list is Vulcan. It currently leads the tally by a fair margin, but thought I'd pop the link on here incase any of you guys wanted to vote too

https://sites.google.com/a/plutorocks.com/voting/

Enjoy!
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# 2
02-21-2013, 11:41 AM
I'm sorry I can't resist.

I'm gonna have to vote for either Beavis and Butthead or Ren and Stimpy. Or maybe Sherlock and Watson.

Isn't there already an actual planet Vulcan? If there's not I think Vulcan should be reserved for an actual planet.

Unless it's not a moon- it's a space station. Then we have to have a different contest.
Survivor of Romulus
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# 3
02-21-2013, 11:44 AM
Well it was Mr Shattner himself who suggested it, so blame him :p. He also suggested Romulus but that can't be the case and Romulus and Remus are names designated to the moons of asteroid 87 "Silvia". I think it's pretty cool personally .
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Career Officer
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# 4
02-21-2013, 11:46 AM
I like P4 and P5.
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# 5
02-21-2013, 12:47 PM
Mickey and Donald were the working names there for a while.

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Isn't there already an actual planet Vulcan? If there's not I think Vulcan should be reserved for an actual planet.
No. There was a hypothetical planet named Vulcan inside Mercury's orbit responsible for an irregularity in Mercury's orbit, but corrected for general relativity the irregularity didn't actually exist.

It is, however, the name of a specific class of asteroid. There aren't any known vulcanoids in our solar system, but the classification still exists. That might influence the IAE's final decision if Vulcan wins the vote.
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# 6
02-21-2013, 01:06 PM
That's no moon.
Captain
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# 7
02-21-2013, 03:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hevach View Post
Mickey and Donald were the working names there for a while.



No. There was a hypothetical planet named Vulcan inside Mercury's orbit responsible for an irregularity in Mercury's orbit, but corrected for general relativity the irregularity didn't actually exist.

It is, however, the name of a specific class of asteroid. There aren't any known vulcanoids in our solar system, but the classification still exists. That might influence the IAE's final decision if Vulcan wins the vote.
I forgot about Mickey. That's a good suggestion.
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# 8
02-21-2013, 04:29 PM
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# 9
02-21-2013, 05:35 PM
Tick and Flea.
Captain
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# 10
02-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Save "Vulcan" for an actual planet ... preferable a habitable one orbiting 40 Eridani A.
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