Oograh Boike wrote:LOL! Another option would be to honour Mr Sagan. SD2006-a, aka "I'd like to name this after my wife. She's a b****, but I still love her". Nah, better find out the b's name firstNikita wrote:And here we see SD2006-a, otherwise known as Fluffy."
Other thoughts: characters out of Doulas Adams' works (Zaphod? Trillian?), or even Terry Pratchetts (Rincewind? Great A'Tuin?)
Hello everyone, I am so excited about this project. I remember when the stardust capsule was re-entering our atmosphere; I had my fingers crossed hoping everything would open correctly this time around.
I was seriously considering the Sagan-like route like: The Carl Sagan Kosmic Partical is my top choice right now. I liked Mr. Sagan very much, it was his excitement and attitude that intrigued me, and that really helped nudge me to get into astronomy and astrophotography.
Other ideas of mine included: Partical001 (little star trek humor), The God Particle, The Ra Particle: D
Lastly, about people naming it after something totally ridiculous, please don’t. I only feel this way because I believe that the name should be more than just meaningful e.g. after your cat (fluffy) My cats names are Riker and Titan (after the moon) but that’s where it would stop I'd prefer to name the particle something new, possibly something press friendly, something that will sound good and maybe commemorate someone or something (Columbia related names would fit this idea and Sagan). I believe it should be something well thought out. This is a very great responsibility, at the least.
I wish everyone the best of luck in finding your very own piece of the great puzzle.