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(Wikipedia)   We name our drinks, we name our dogs, we name our pet rocks, but what should be the name of our solar system. UFIA Solar System?   (en.wikipedia.org ) divider line 131
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2012-11-17 04:01:52 AM  
The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.
 
2012-11-17 04:04:35 AM  

alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.


I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.
 
2012-11-17 04:09:46 AM  

log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.


Ditto. Although I would be okay with The Wolverines.
 
2012-11-17 04:12:24 AM  
'...or the Mongooses, that's a good team name. "The Fighting Mongooses." '
 
2012-11-17 05:55:24 AM  
Why not "Our Territory, biatch"?
 
2012-11-17 06:05:42 AM  
Ignoring Sol for a sec, our Jewish star, and since Uranus is in it, how about the Urinary System?
 
2012-11-17 07:21:04 AM  
The Sun's name is not Sol, it is The Sun, just like the The Moon is not Luna and The Earth is not Terra. Those three are special because the are ours. I am pretty certain the Solar System is in the same category.
 
2012-11-17 07:25:33 AM  

EvilEgg: The Sun's name is not Sol, it is The Sun, just like the The Moon is not Luna and The Earth is not Terra. Those three are special because the are ours. I am pretty certain the Solar System is in the same category.


All I know is that Latin-dick suckers wont settle for anything less then calling earth Terra or our solar system Sol
 
2012-11-17 07:28:41 AM  

cman: EvilEgg: The Sun's name is not Sol, it is The Sun, just like the The Moon is not Luna and The Earth is not Terra. Those three are special because the are ours. I am pretty certain the Solar System is in the same category.

All I know is that Latin-dick suckers wont settle for anything less then calling earth Terra or our solar system Sol


While, in general, I have no problem dick suckers, some of the people I like best suck dick. Those guys annoy me.
 
2012-11-17 07:39:28 AM  
Betty.
 
2012-11-17 08:17:58 AM  

log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.


Yep, 3rd planet in the Sol system, named 'Terra' (or Dirt if you prefer); which is kind of ironic they'd name their planet as such because the majority of it is water.
 
2012-11-17 08:20:13 AM  
Everyone but Pluto
 
2012-11-17 08:22:14 AM  

Vaneshi: log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.

Yep, 3rd planet in the Sol system, named 'Terra' (or Dirt if you prefer); which is kind of ironic they'd name their planet as such because the majority of it is water.


It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard
 
2012-11-17 08:30:20 AM  
Sol for the maps.

Party town for common usage.
 
2012-11-17 08:35:20 AM  
Sector Zero Zero One.

The Terran System.

/next?
 
2012-11-17 08:36:17 AM  
The Fark System

Or the Farking System
 
2012-11-17 08:44:53 AM  

cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard


Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.
 
2012-11-17 08:45:45 AM  
Yahweh's Psycho Laboratory
 
2012-11-17 08:51:50 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Sector Zero Zero One.

The Terran System.

/next?


Meh, aim for Sol and just look for the only M class planet there. It's the water one called 'Dirt' by the natives. Can't miss it, sat there orbiting radiating the combined derp of it's native sentient species.

In all seriousness though, I've even heard some scientists use the designation 'M class' when talking about exoplanets. I have zero doubts that it's just to convey stuff to us uneducated Neanderthals but it's still nice they use it.
 
2012-11-17 08:52:30 AM  

Vaneshi: cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard

Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.


"Parlance"? Your wit is ymean
 
2012-11-17 08:54:30 AM  

Vaneshi: cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard

Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.


I think It's a safe bet that the earth is not mostly water.
 
2012-11-17 09:03:04 AM  
I vote for "Terran System." It is ours, after all.
 
2012-11-17 09:07:51 AM  
How about we just call it Home.

Home
 
2012-11-17 09:10:38 AM  
We're in the sol system, but the next question is what constellation are we in?

/or rather, how would you describe our stellar neighborhood
/since constellations are meaningless from any perspective besides earth.
 
2012-11-17 09:13:50 AM  
Is everybody in this thread drunk?
 
2012-11-17 09:14:10 AM  

Vaneshi: OtherLittleGuy: Sector Zero Zero One.

The Terran System.

/next?

Meh, aim for Sol and just look for the only M class planet there. It's the water one called 'Dirt' by the natives. Can't miss it, sat there orbiting radiating the combined derp of it's native sentient species.

In all seriousness though, I've even heard some scientists use the designation 'M class' when talking about exoplanets. I have zero doubts that it's just to convey stuff to us uneducated Neanderthals but it's still nice they use it.


Vaneshi: cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard

Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.


Uuhhh, No... This planet is has very little water compared to the mass of the planet. The water is a comparatively thin layer that covers most of the surface. Sorry about the Gizmodo link.
 
2012-11-17 09:21:06 AM  
It already has a name. "They" call our solar system "Snackstop" and the Earth "Free Range Meat".
 
2012-11-17 09:24:46 AM  
Every planetary system has a sun, the name being the term for your local star.
I see no reason why we can't continue to call our star Sun on the grounds that it will be a long time before we are holding conversations with someone on a planet orbiting another star.
If we do decide our star needs a name it needs to be both universal and not just a translation into another language. Not everyone uses the western alphabet, after all. Something on the lines of Prince symbol maybe.
 
2012-11-17 09:25:44 AM  

silly season: Uuhhh, No... This planet is has very little water compared to the mass of the planet. The water is a comparatively thin layer that covers most of the surface. Sorry about the Gizmodo link.


picturescrazy: I think It's a safe bet that the earth is not mostly water.


In this thread there will be two types people. Those that understand the joke and Babylon 5 ref and those who are... retarded.

It's blue. Our planet is blue. From space our planet is BLUE because it has large bodies of open WATER on it. But DIRT ISN'T BLUE. We named the only planet in our solar system with large bodies of open water... DIRT.

Now do you two idiots get it or should I break out the purple crayolas and change your dribble cups?
 
2012-11-17 09:30:02 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Sector Zero Zero One.


Ew. Do you know what a pain in the ass 1-based indexing is?
 
2012-11-17 09:32:21 AM  

Vaneshi: silly season: Uuhhh, No... This planet is has very little water compared to the mass of the planet. The water is a comparatively thin layer that covers most of the surface. Sorry about the Gizmodo link.

picturescrazy: I think It's a safe bet that the earth is not mostly water.

In this thread there will be two types people. Those that understand the joke and Babylon 5 ref and those who are... retarded.

It's blue. Our planet is blue. From space our planet is BLUE because it has large bodies of open WATER on it. But DIRT ISN'T BLUE. We named the only planet in our solar system with large bodies of open water... DIRT.

Now do you two idiots get it or should I break out the purple crayolas and change your dribble cups?


Wait, so he's an idiot because he points out that our scientists find planets by ways the include how they effect the star's wobble in the system they are in, and from that they can determine the composition of the planet. But you expect some alien race to call this place a "water planet" because it's blue when looking at it? You don't think chances are that aliens would probably detect our planet the same ways we detect theirs, and therefore conclude our planet is mostly dirt?
 
2012-11-17 09:39:03 AM  
I see that the point that in all the great wide universe there is a sum total of exactly 1 Solar system has been made and that's its individual name. But I don't see enough open mocking of the fools that call all carbonated beverages 'Coke'. Maybe while they're using their PIN number to get money out of the ATM machine they'll realize how stupid they are.
 
2012-11-17 09:41:28 AM  

alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.


Done in one.

"The Solar System consists of the Sun and its planetary system of eight planets, their moons, and other non-stellar objects."
 
2012-11-17 09:42:50 AM  

GranoblasticMan: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

Done in one.

"The Solar System consists of the Sun and its planetary system of eight planets, their moons, and other non-stellar objects."


Sh*t. Everyone! Pretend I realized where the link for TFA went to before commenting.
 
2012-11-17 09:43:38 AM  

Vaneshi: log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.

Yep, 3rd planet in the Sol system, named 'Terra' (or Dirt if you prefer); which is kind of ironic they'd name their planet as such because the majority of it is water.


Well if fish ruled the world they'd call it Aqua.
 
2012-11-17 09:47:05 AM  
Holy Terra
 
2012-11-17 09:48:08 AM  
My planet's name is Melmac...that's also what the planet is made from.
 
2012-11-17 09:49:18 AM  
MINE.
 
2012-11-17 09:54:56 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Vaneshi: silly season: Uuhhh, No... This planet is has very little water compared to the mass of the planet. The water is a comparatively thin layer that covers most of the surface. Sorry about the Gizmodo link.

picturescrazy: I think It's a safe bet that the earth is not mostly water.

In this thread there will be two types people. Those that understand the joke and Babylon 5 ref and those who are... retarded.

It's blue. Our planet is blue. From space our planet is BLUE because it has large bodies of open WATER on it. But DIRT ISN'T BLUE. We named the only planet in our solar system with large bodies of open water... DIRT.

Now do you two idiots get it or should I break out the purple crayolas and change your dribble cups?

Wait, so he's an idiot because he points out that our scientists find planets by ways the include how they effect the star's wobble in the system they are in, and from that they can determine the composition of the planet. But you expect some alien race to call this place a "water planet" because it's blue when looking at it? You don't think chances are that aliens would probably detect our planet the same ways we detect theirs, and therefore conclude our planet is mostly dirt?


I'm retreated because I didn't get a Babylon 5 reference but you want to call Earth a water planet because we have a lot of surface area covered in water? It looks blue? So does our atmosphere, and that covers our whole planet. By your logic we should be a gas planet.
 
2012-11-17 09:55:29 AM  
The Solar System.
 
2012-11-17 09:58:53 AM  
This planet is only called "The Earth" by some of the people on it. Probably more people call it 地球. And quite a few call it dharti. Also terre, земля, Erde, tierra.

Wheras Latin does have the advantage of being a dead language used by no-one. Therefore let's call it "The Solar System"
 
2012-11-17 10:18:16 AM  
Home. We should call our solar system "Home".
 
2012-11-17 10:18:54 AM  
So why do they call Waterworld "Waterworld"? Everyone already knows it's completely covered in water and that's all they've ever known it to be. Why not just call it "World"? Why the "Water"? Are you with me?

www.examiner.com
 
2012-11-17 10:19:57 AM  
Harmless
Mostly Harmless
Hyperspace Exit Y23ZR
 
2012-11-17 10:20:33 AM  
I shall name you Caleb. It is a name I have always admired. Do you like that, Caleb?

Solar system: *silence*

Suit yourself. I was much the same once.
 
2012-11-17 10:24:15 AM  
In the future it will be referred to as LV-426.
 
2012-11-17 10:27:10 AM  

vinniethepoo: I shall name you Caleb. It is a name I have always admired. Do you like that, Caleb?

Solar system: *silence*

Suit yourself. I was much the same once.


Are we letting 19 year old mothers name star systems now? "Caleb"? Why not "Tab", or " Jayden" ?! Or some other overly used trendy child name...
 
2012-11-17 10:35:42 AM  

Stratohead: vinniethepoo: I shall name you Caleb. It is a name I have always admired. Do you like that, Caleb?

Solar system: *silence*

Suit yourself. I was much the same once.

Are we letting 19 year old mothers name star systems now? "Caleb"? Why not "Tab", or " Jayden" ?! Or some other overly used trendy child name...


Are people really naming their sons after an antiquated, less-popular diet cola?

ptdudes.com

What's next? Kids being named "Faygo"? "Shasta"?
 
2012-11-17 10:37:35 AM  

log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.


It isn't.

EvilEgg: The Sun's name is not Sol, it is The Sun, just like the The Moon is not Luna and The Earth is not Terra. Those three are special because the are ours. I am pretty certain the Solar System is in the same category.


These.
 
2012-11-17 10:41:48 AM  
a planet made of dirt and water eh?

Hmmm
 
2012-11-17 10:42:35 AM  
Clearly it should be called the Lando System
 
2012-11-17 10:53:43 AM  
Jim.
 
2012-11-17 11:06:22 AM  
The so-called "Solar System" consists for 99% of its host star, and for 1% of some leftovers from its formation that can safely be ignored.

Hence this system can be said to be composed of 75% hydrogen, 25% helium and some trace impurities.

Amidoinitrite?
 
2012-11-17 11:09:23 AM  
That Solar System Where Twinkies Used to Be Made
 
2012-11-17 11:17:39 AM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Is everybody in this thread drunk?


Not yet, but in my defense I haven't been home from work for very long.
 
2012-11-17 11:22:22 AM  

alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.


If we were studying another planet in another solar system's wouldn't the term still be 'sol'?

sol is Latin for the sun. Isn't it a descriptor, and not a name like Dave or Mike. We call all stars with a planetary system, sun.
 
2012-11-17 11:25:13 AM  
i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-17 11:30:29 AM  

Wrencher: How about we just call it Home.

Home


How very Qin Shi Huang-like of you.
 
2012-11-17 11:32:45 AM  

geek_mars: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Is everybody in this thread drunk?

Not yet, but in my defense I haven't been home from work for very long.


I am.
 
2012-11-17 11:35:51 AM  
Uranus and Company
 
2012-11-17 11:44:25 AM  

picturescrazy: ThatBillmanGuy: Vaneshi: silly season: Uuhhh, No... This planet is has very little water compared to the mass of the planet. The water is a comparatively thin layer that covers most of the surface. Sorry about the Gizmodo link.

picturescrazy: I think It's a safe bet that the earth is not mostly water.

In this thread there will be two types people. Those that understand the joke and Babylon 5 ref and those who are... retarded.

It's blue. Our planet is blue. From space our planet is BLUE because it has large bodies of open WATER on it. But DIRT ISN'T BLUE. We named the only planet in our solar system with large bodies of open water... DIRT.

Now do you two idiots get it or should I break out the purple crayolas and change your dribble cups?

Wait, so he's an idiot because he points out that our scientists find planets by ways the include how they effect the star's wobble in the system they are in, and from that they can determine the composition of the planet. But you expect some alien race to call this place a "water planet" because it's blue when looking at it? You don't think chances are that aliens would probably detect our planet the same ways we detect theirs, and therefore conclude our planet is mostly dirt?

I'm retreated because I didn't get a Babylon 5 reference but you want to call Earth a water planet because we have a lot of surface area covered in water? It looks blue? So does our atmosphere, and that covers our whole planet. By your logic we should be a gas planet.


Ahh, Vaneshi just upset because:
He doesn't understand that minor electromagnetic reflection in the narrow 450-495 nm range doesn't define a planet.
There weren't a lot of earth people looking at the planet from space when they were naming this place.
The rest of the world doesn't masturbate nightly over 16 year old pictures of Susan Ivanova.
He doesn't want to ruin his image of himself as an outer of idiots, by out-idioting them.
 
2012-11-17 11:58:46 AM  
"The Empire of Man" has a nice ring.

Or "The Human Empire" for the politically correct.
 
2012-11-17 12:02:43 PM  

silly season: The rest of the world doesn't masturbate nightly over 16 year old pictures of Susan Ivanova.


There are pictures of here at age 16?!?!
www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-11-17 12:11:59 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: silly season: The rest of the world doesn't masturbate nightly over 16 year old pictures of Susan Ivanova.

There are pictures of her at age 16?!?!
[www.blogcdn.com image 175x263]


Hey now! It's legal!

/Somewhere...
// FTFY
 
2012-11-17 12:23:58 PM  
How about :
The Great and Bountiful Human Empire
CoDominion
The Alliance Of Free Stars
The Terran Federation
 
2012-11-17 12:24:25 PM  

Vaneshi: cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard

Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.


The major constituent of the Earth is not water, it is iron. By volume or mass, iron wins out so far as I know.

The surface is covered by much water, but on the scale of the planet, there really isn't that much.
 
2012-11-17 12:25:55 PM  
Tosev
 
2012-11-17 12:29:23 PM  

LavenderWolf: The major constituent of the Earth is not water, it is iron. By volume or mass, iron wins out so far as I know.

The surface is covered by much water, but on the scale of the planet, there really isn't that much.


That's bullshiat because I happen to know from the documentaries I've seen is that not only are the ice caps, if melted, capable of covering the entire surface of the earth, if necessary, we could re-start the core of the earth and it would be like a two hour trip.
 
2012-11-17 12:33:35 PM  

way south: We're in the sol system, but the next question is what constellation are we in?

/or rather, how would you describe our stellar neighborhood
/since constellations are meaningless from any perspective besides earth.


I've always heard it referred to as "The Local Group"
 
2012-11-17 12:40:28 PM  

Mugato: LavenderWolf: The major constituent of the Earth is not water, it is iron. By volume or mass, iron wins out so far as I know.

The surface is covered by much water, but on the scale of the planet, there really isn't that much.

That's bullshiat because I happen to know from the documentaries I've seen is that not only are the ice caps, if melted, capable of covering the entire surface of the earth, if necessary, we could re-start the core of the earth and it would be like a two hour trip.


(Stepping into the troll's trap, he said...) I'm bringing over the Gizmodo link from upthread.
 
2012-11-17 12:40:57 PM  
The Galileo System
 
2012-11-17 12:42:39 PM  

silly season: Mugato: LavenderWolf: The major constituent of the Earth is not water, it is iron. By volume or mass, iron wins out so far as I know.

The surface is covered by much water, but on the scale of the planet, there really isn't that much.

That's bullshiat because I happen to know from the documentaries I've seen is that not only are the ice caps, if melted, capable of covering the entire surface of the earth, if necessary, we could re-start the core of the earth and it would be like a two hour trip.

(Stepping into the troll's trap, he said...) I'm bringing over the Gizmodo link from upthread.


Dude, I was referencing Waterworld and The Core. I don't think I was being that un-obvious.
 
2012-11-17 12:43:20 PM  

Huggermugger: The Galileo System


Galileo?
 
2012-11-17 12:46:23 PM  

bootman: Holy Terra


... Which will soon be annexed to the Tau Empire.

/It's for the Greater Good, after all
 
2012-11-17 12:48:24 PM  

indarwinsshadow: Home. We should call our solar system "Home".


That actually makes sense, now. But if we manage to leave the solar system, and colonize other planets, it won't feel like home to other people.

I'm partial to 'Cradle'.
 
2012-11-17 12:52:42 PM  

Mugato: silly season: Mugato: LavenderWolf: The major constituent of the Earth is not water, it is iron. By volume or mass, iron wins out so far as I know.

The surface is covered by much water, but on the scale of the planet, there really isn't that much.

That's bullshiat because I happen to know from the documentaries I've seen is that not only are the ice caps, if melted, capable of covering the entire surface of the earth, if necessary, we could re-start the core of the earth and it would be like a two hour trip.

(Stepping into the troll's trap, he said...) I'm bringing over the Gizmodo link from upthread.

Dude, I was referencing Waterworld and The Core. I don't think I was being that un-obvious.


Ahh, I saw Waterworld a long time ago. I haven't seen The Core. Mea Culpa

/Are the Marines involved?
 
2012-11-17 12:57:36 PM  

silly season: Ahh, I saw Waterworld a long time ago. I haven't seen The Core. Mea Culpa

/Are the Marines involved?


How the hell should I know, I didn't actually watch it. There was probably a Marine adviser on the mission who was killed early on.
 
2012-11-17 12:57:39 PM  
Zolar Czakl
 
2012-11-17 01:27:24 PM  

starsrift: Wrencher: How about we just call it Home.

Home

How very Qin Shi Huang-like of you.


Disclaimer: No scholars were buried alive.

/This time.
 
2012-11-17 01:31:23 PM  
THERE ARE SOME WHO CALL IT --- Tim?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-17 01:39:54 PM  
It is already named for Sol, the star.
 
2012-11-17 01:39:55 PM  
My Underpants. So that our ambassadors to other systems will be able to say, "Greetings, my name is John and I represent the illustrious people of My Underpants..."

Or you could say stuff like,

"It's approximately 4 light years from Alpha Centauri to My Underpants." 

Or to any attractive alien species,

"You should visit My Underpants sometime."
 
2012-11-17 01:52:15 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: It is already named for Sol, the star.


Man... why didn't somebody else mention that? It all makes sense now. Sol-ar system... oh, I get it!!!

/Let's call it the "Fark You" system... because "Fark You" that's why.
//You gotta have a Kirkian swagger when you explore the galaxy.
 
2012-11-17 02:10:01 PM  
It doesn't matter what we call it, whoever discovers it gets to name it.
 
2012-11-17 02:31:02 PM  
The Tostitos Solar System, brought to you by GoDaddy.Com
 
2012-11-17 02:41:16 PM  
GoldenPalace.COM Sponsored By Twinkies
 
2012-11-17 03:08:56 PM  
Endonyms and exonyms. We can call them whatever we like but others will call them whatever they like.
 
2012-11-17 03:23:03 PM  

Barfmaker: Betty.


Yeah, I like Betty, too. Make that two votes for Betty.
 
2012-11-17 03:27:05 PM  
806.4616.0110
 
2012-11-17 03:28:04 PM  
If not to repeat the obvious and - I will anyway.

There is only one Solar System anywhere. There has only been one Solar System and will be only one Solar system. There are no other Solar Systems. Problem is that everyone misuses the word "Solar System" to include and mean any other star or planetary system." Yes we live in a "star system" and that star system is called "the Solar System." The "Solar System" is a "star system. "

Yes, many people use the words "solar system" to generically name and define (any) other star systems, but this is actually incorrect. Another system with starts, planets and stuff... will be a star (or stellar) system.

Solar - from the root word "Sol" comes from the name of our primary star... and since in our language usage, the system is named after the primary star, we ad a suffix of some sort. in this case Sol becomes Solar.

Every time I hear someone speak of other "Solar Systems" I cringe and think.. " You dumbƑucҞ".. that's ANOTHER star system... not "The Solar System"
 
2012-11-17 03:32:33 PM  
i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-17 03:42:47 PM  

picturescrazy: I'm retreated because I didn't get a Babylon 5 reference but you want to call Earth a water planet because we have a lot of surface area covered in water? It looks blue? So does our atmosphere, and that covers our whole planet. By your logic we should be a gas planet.


Maybe. Depends on whether or not I've eaten at Taco Bell on the day we name the planet.

/my dribble cup is full
 
2012-11-17 03:47:13 PM  

way south: We're in the sol system, but the next question is what constellation are we in?

/or rather, how would you describe our stellar neighborhood
/since constellations are meaningless from any perspective besides earth.


My guess, if we were to describe our location to an alien race, we'd have to use known locations to triangulate our location. We describe what our solar system looks like. However, the term 'planet' is a bit vague when you think about it. Would aliens view Pluto as a planet, dwarf planet or a twin planet because of Chiron (or how ever it is that you spell the name of it's moon) in addition to the four dwarf planets in our asteroid belt. Plus what about the very very outer planets like Quar (too lazy to look up the actual spelling of that planetoid) and Sedna? They might count those as well. The easiest would be yellow sun, third orbiting body is the first closest one to have a moon and liquid water. Now they know what to look for. Next is how to find it. Assuming that we don't share the same names of stars, saying that we're 4.5 light years from Alpha Centauri is as useful as me telling a visitor from New York to head down the street and turn left at the place Marc used to live before the FBI busted him for this beastiality and child porn ring. Using approximate light year distances from pulsars and using their pulsar frequencies to identify the pulsar would probably the best way I can think of.

As far as alien races, let's hope for Vulcans. Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians and Borg would suck as first contact as we might not survive first contact. Though we'd stand a better chance with them than we would Daleks. Pakleds would suck because of the entire idea that interstellar short bus riders beat us to warp drive. Betazoids are rather peaceful, but are telepathic and we know our every thought and might nuke us from orbit. Andorians would see that it's warm enough on Earth to have liquid water and never actually visit. Many races are just too damned ugly for us to see and accept, like the Tellerites or Kazon. The Bajorians would just push their religion onto us. The Dominion wouldn't really mess with us, as long as we did what they asked us to do. Once we stepped out of line the Jem'Hadar would destroy us. The Ferengi well, they wouldn't be military conquerors, but they'd get 99% of the world's wealth and the Rules of Acquisition would be required reading and their would be more copies of that then of the Holy Bible.
 
2012-11-17 03:51:29 PM  

Dhusk: MINE.


Beat me to it. Still surprised it took like 40 posts.
 
2012-11-17 03:54:09 PM  
I'm good with calling it Buttprobia.
 
2012-11-17 04:00:03 PM  

Scruffinator: I'm good with calling it Buttprobia.


Though, that leads me to an interesting though. I imagine some day, we do make contact with alien intelligence. We go through the best protocol we can, and things go well, both sides are friendly, and we find a way to communicate. The first thing we ask them, "So, out of curiosity, have you guys been abducting hillbillies and anal probing them for sport over the last 30 (Earth) years?"

"We were about to ask you the same thing!"
or...
*shifts uneasily*..."noooo...why do you ask?"
 
2012-11-17 04:01:50 PM  
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2012-11-17 04:33:59 PM  

log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.


I too was fairly sure it was called the Sol System. Guess its not modern or catchy enough for the general public.


It will probably end up being called the Kardashain system...
 
2012-11-17 04:34:58 PM  

Vaneshi: OtherLittleGuy: Sector Zero Zero One.

The Terran System.

/next?

Meh, aim for Sol and just look for the only M class planet there. It's the water one called 'Dirt' by the natives. Can't miss it, sat there orbiting radiating the combined derp of it's native sentient species.

In all seriousness though, I've even heard some scientists use the designation 'M class' when talking about exoplanets. I have zero doubts that it's just to convey stuff to us uneducated Neanderthals but it's still nice they use it.


Uneducated Neaderthals don't know M-Class from M&Ms.
 
2012-11-17 04:40:01 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Stratohead: vinniethepoo: I shall name you Caleb. It is a name I have always admired. Do you like that, Caleb?

Solar system: *silence*

Suit yourself. I was much the same once.

Are we letting 19 year old mothers name star systems now? "Caleb"? Why not "Tab", or " Jayden" ?! Or some other overly used trendy child name...

Are people really naming their sons after an antiquated, less-popular diet cola?

[ptdudes.com image 500x970]

What's next? Kids being named "Faygo"? "Shasta"?


About 30 years ago my older step-brother had a friend named Tab. Since it was when the soda was around, and I was about 5, I laughed every time I heard it.

/cool story bro?
 
2012-11-17 04:42:23 PM  

JackCanuck: Tosev


Nice. I hope we can find an Encyclopedia, one day.
 
2012-11-17 05:28:26 PM  
When deep space exploration ramps up, it'll be the corporations that name everything, the IBM Stellar Sphere, the Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks.

reelists.com
 
das
2012-11-17 06:04:55 PM  
George.
Just 'cause.
 
2012-11-17 06:07:29 PM  

Vaneshi: log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.

Yep, 3rd planet in the Sol system, named 'Terra' (or Dirt if you prefer); which is kind of ironic they'd name their planet as such because the majority of it is water.


Um, no. The planet is a giant ball of rock with a thin covering of water in places.
 
2012-11-17 07:04:29 PM  
The solar system.

Or. Sol.
 
2012-11-17 08:02:42 PM  

cman: EvilEgg: The Sun's name is not Sol, it is The Sun, just like the The Moon is not Luna and The Earth is not Terra. Those three are special because the are ours. I am pretty certain the Solar System is in the same category.

All I know is that Latin-dick suckers wont settle for anything less then calling earth Terra or our solar system Sol


Considering all the other planets are named after ancient ROMAN Gods, it would certainly fit to name the sun and Earth after the latin words for sun and earth.

Plus Terran sounds better than Earthling.
 
2012-11-17 08:15:40 PM  

Ambivalence: cman: EvilEgg: The Sun's name is not Sol, it is The Sun, just like the The Moon is not Luna and The Earth is not Terra. Those three are special because the are ours. I am pretty certain the Solar System is in the same category.

All I know is that Latin-dick suckers wont settle for anything less then calling earth Terra or our solar system Sol

Considering all the other planets are named after ancient ROMAN Gods, it would certainly fit to name the sun and Earth after the latin words for sun and earth.

Plus Terran sounds better than Earthling.


^^ this...
 
2012-11-17 08:32:43 PM  
The S-K system.

/on an obscure body
 
2012-11-17 08:38:46 PM  

crab66: The solar system.

Or. Sol.


What about those other solar (sol) systems we have been finding?

Sol means sun(obviously) when a star has other planets, they are called solar systems. Hardly a specific name.
 
2012-11-17 08:42:33 PM  
We should call it
 
2012-11-17 08:46:24 PM  

picturescrazy: Vaneshi: cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard

Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.

I think It's a safe bet that the earth is not mostly water.


It's not unusual for people to refuse to look past the surface.
 
2012-11-17 09:02:07 PM  

Mixolydian Master: What about those other solar (sol) systems we have been finding?

Sol means sun(obviously) when a star has other planets, they are called solar systems. Hardly a specific name.


Actually, "Sol" is the Latin word for our sun. The latin word for stars in general is "Stella". So technically other systems are either stellar systems or star systems, not solar systems.

But really, I don't know if anthropological nit-picking about this is even necessary. The evolution of language is a fluid thing with very few (some would say none) absolute rules. When it comes down to it, we basically settle on names for things because they "sound right". If most people think "Sol" or "The Solar System" or whatever sounds right, that's what it will wind up being called in the future.

And then there's the larger long-term issue of whether or not the human race will eventually come to all use the same nomenclature for things like this; basically which language will "win" and become the language of the human race as a whole. This is so far off that none of us have any possibility of being able to answer that question, so why bother in the first place?
 
2012-11-17 11:12:39 PM  
Arthur

/gear fab!
 
2012-11-17 11:21:55 PM  

Vaneshi: cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard

Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.


Aqua Marinus?
 
2012-11-17 11:38:37 PM  
I would like to say that it pleases me to see so many people in favor of Terran as the name of our species.

/always liked it
 
2012-11-18 03:19:40 AM  

raptormh: I would like to say that it pleases me to see so many people in favor of Terran as the name of our species.

/always liked it


Of course you like it. Terran is much more grander than our Germanic words like "man". English is a pathetic language that is obscene and unsophisticated. We need to fight against the spread of that uneducated language.
 
2012-11-18 05:05:56 AM  
We should call it "The spawn point for all evil" and be done with the charade.
 
2012-11-18 05:08:25 AM  

Anthracite: Vaneshi: cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard

Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.

Aqua Marinus?


The main elements making up earth I believe are Iron and Oxygen so we should call it `Rust`
 
2012-11-18 05:28:54 AM  

FloydA: Huggermugger: The Galileo System

Galileo?


Galileo!
 
2012-11-18 05:32:02 AM  

Wrencher: How about we just call it Home.

Home



Hiigara
 
2012-11-18 05:45:28 AM  
Pakworld II
 
2012-11-18 05:46:18 AM  

Isildur: Pakworld II


Oops, sorry, that would be Earth.
 
2012-11-18 11:42:49 AM  

Isildur: FloydA: Huggermugger: The Galileo System

Galileo?

Galileo!


Figaro.
 
2012-11-18 04:54:57 PM  

FloydA: Isildur: FloydA: Huggermugger: The Galileo System

Galileo?

Galileo!

Figaro.


Magnifico!
O!
O!
 
2012-11-18 11:01:13 PM  
I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me.
 
2012-11-19 12:28:34 AM  
I am voting for the Terran System
 
2012-11-19 12:58:00 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Vaneshi: log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.

Yep, 3rd planet in the Sol system, named 'Terra' (or Dirt if you prefer); which is kind of ironic they'd name their planet as such because the majority of it is water.

Well if fish ruled the world they'd call it Aqua.


I prefer Teal
 
2012-11-19 02:47:59 AM  

itcheyness: I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me.


He's just a poor boy, from a poor family!
 
2012-11-19 11:22:22 AM  
I don't know what we should call the system, but we should call our homeworld "Bob".

/All this time and I am the first to make a Titan A.E. reference?
//What is wrong with you people?
 
2012-11-19 03:38:27 PM  
Lando.
 
2012-11-19 11:22:43 PM  
Exit 42
 
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