What will you name it?

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Post by bluenova »

littlebhawk wrote:I am EXTREMELY excited about this project, I have been waiting for a couple months now and Im lucky I didnt have an anxiety attack. But now that the Stardust@home finally has a forum I can talk with other people that have the same interests in space exploration as I do ( considering when I say NASA, or mention any news going on down there in florida I get bad looks from people in my classes). I had to get that off my back....

My main choice for a name would be in honor of space exploration, Columbia7, for the seven who died in the columbia accident in 2003.
I think that is very admirable of you! I am a proud Floridian and wish that everyone in my state would realize what is right here in our own backyard! :)

Incidently, you could always use one of those silly name generators. Ha!
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Post by templar781 »

I'll name it Maxima after my grandmother.
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Post by jlgaines »

Hello All; I think I would name the particle GOD'S DNA, JANSTEIN
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Post by BarrieT »

Dust particles should be named after famous cleaners and housekeepers, so I will be considering

Hilda Ogden
Amy Turtle
Mrs Doyle
Mrs Hudson
Martha Stewart

and any others I can garner. Suggestions welcome.

Hoover, Dyson or Bex-Bissell? Naah!
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What would you name your dust?

Post by Viceroy »

Suppose you are one of the finders of a dust particle. What are you going to name it?

I think I want to name mine Chewbacca.
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Post by Exir »

I'll call mine after figures from Celtic Folklore.
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Post by pepperammi »

I'm a little confused on the matter of who gets to do the nameing. Since numerous people will spot the same track then presumably it'll be the first person who spotted it?

Anyway as long as no one calls one 'Mini Me' :roll:
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Post by Nikita »

OK, for those who didn't read the beginning of this thread, I came out and said that I think that the name of the particle should be respectful. I said we shouldn't do something like name it "Fluffy". I had to change my mind after some other posts and decided to lighten up and look for a variety of names. Recently we got the names of Pluto's two new moons as Nix and Hydra. They had multiple meanings and were symbolic. Well, now we have the name of the object in the Kuiper Belt that got Pluto kicked out of the Planet Club. See here:
http://www.planetary.org/news/2006/0914 ... Solar.html
Now, they did still stick with the ancient god/goddess theme, but I have to say, it's a great sense of humor! They also had a tie in to Xena. So there you go! The challenge for names continue!
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Post by tk210_00 »

I would name the particle BUGZ , after my son. My boy is so wild and funny, I nicknamed him bugz , after bugs bunny :`)
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Post by skeeter »

Aurora Challenger
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Thought about it a lot

Post by WorWizard »

If I ever get there I will name it "The JRG Particulate".

(Joshua Robert Goodrich) Sounds professional. But, yet allows for the personal touch.

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Post by crespowu »

Hello everybody.Wish all of you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Post by jsmaje »

Hoover, Electrolux, Dyson...?
(my daughter's suggestions)
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Post by Nikita »

Your daughter has a great sense of humor!
What would that make us? Filters? :shock:
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Post by Nikita »

This was posted by Rambozo and accidentally deleted. I have reposted it with my apologies. It's a very nice choice for a name.

Kudryavka - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudryavka

Just to remind everybody that life ain't always nice and pleasant - a lot of animals have been sacrificed at the altar of science (and politics and ego).

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