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What Will We Name the Solar System’s Next Planet? || PLANET X??

In 2006, Pluto was reclassified
as a “dwarf planet.” This had two main effects on our solar system: it reduced the number of recognized planets to eight, and left many Earthlings very sad. But Pluto’s demotion reignited a conversation
that scientists have had since Neptune’s discovery: Is there a “Planet X” orbiting
the Sun that we don’t yet know about? In December 2018, astronomers announced they’d
found the most distant object ever to be observed in our solar system. They’re unofficially calling the giant ice
ball “Farout,” and it is three times farther from the Sun than Pluto. But before you get your hopes up and add an
‘F’ to your planetary mnemonic device, there are two things you need to remember: 1) Farout has a diameter of about 300 miles,
so at best, it’s a dwarf planet, like Pluto. And 2) The name “Farout” hasn’t been adopted
by the International Astronomical Union. The IAU, among other things, decides the official
names of stellar objects, including planetary features, exoplanets, and stars. But there’s no precedent for naming a planet
in our solar system—the IAU has never done it before. There are five worlds visible in the night
sky to the naked eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. All named, of course, for Greek and Roman
gods. Millenia before the IAU formally adopted those
names for the planets, Babylonians first tracked the path of Venus,
which they associated with the goddess Ishtar. Other ancient cultures also had their own
names for the planets—the Norse named Jupiter after their god Thor—and many modern cultures
have names for the planets in their own language. Uranus and Neptune continued the tradition
of naming planets for Greek and Roman deities, but naming conventions were not yet set. Uranus almost ended up as “Herschel” (after
its discoverer) or worse, Georgium Sidis (George’s Star)
after Herschel’s patron King George III. Neptune was almost Le Verrier, after the man who is credited with predicting its existence
and position in the sky. The IAU’s suggestions aren’t enforceable by law. Like it says on their website, they simply “establish conventions that are meant to help our understanding of astronomical objects and processes.” Basically, they want to make sure everyone
is on the same page when it comes to space. That’s why buying a star, part of the Moon,
or an exoplanet is a waste of money, because you and the person you bought the gift for
(who would rather have had the cash) will be the only ones on Earth to recognize that
particular name. So how will the IAU select a name for Planet Nine
for not only the scientific community, but the whole world? There is a formal process, because even in
space, bureaucracy exists. Members of the IAU believe it will go something
like this: Once a ninth planet is discovered orbiting
the Sun, the discoverer suggests a name to the heads of two groups within the IAU: the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature
and the Working Group for Small Bodies Nomenclature. They must agree on a single name, (which let’s
face it, will probably be a Roman or Greek god.) The heads of the two working groups return
to their respective committees and further discuss and debate. Among the things they consider is how does
a name sound in languages other English? Is it offensive to a people or culture? Does it comply with naming conventions? If and when both working groups approve and
agree on a name, it moves forward. Here’s where it gets complicated, because
no one knows what happens next. The proposed name might then go to the president
of the IAU for consideration. It might simply go to a vote of the full body
of the IAU. Or, maybe, the IAU will rely on its working
groups. But probably not, because who wouldn’t
want to help name a planet? But once the majority agrees and no one finds
fault with a name, only then does it get assigned to Planet Nine. [cheers and applause] So what are the chances that Farout will keep
its name? Pretty far out (unless there’s a Greek or
Roman god we don’t know about named Farout.)

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37 thoughts on “What Will We Name the Solar System’s Next Planet? || PLANET X??

  1. Nibiru….aka planet x.
    Ps everyone its pronounced Nibru….least how the Sumerian clay tablets say ..Translated by Oxford University…

  2. It has to be Minerva. We have Venus and Gaia (Earth) represented, yet male gods dominate the names of the solar system's planets.

    As for the Nibiru fans, ancient doomsday prophecies lost their appeal after 2012 ~ sorry.

  3. Planet IX makes a little more sense, since Neptune is planet VIII. Like Catnip used to say; "That sounds logical…"

  4. If you like this video check out the channel ParallaxNick. He's got four videos on PlanetX and many other great ones too. I think I've watched almost every video he's made so far within the last couple months that I've known about him.

  5. The pride of a people that believe in nothing, thinking their vain declarations will last for ever. haha
    -Truly amusing, if it weren't so repugnant.

    Psalms 49.11
    11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

  6. Janus, the roman god for beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings.

  7. Our government has been hiding planets from us for a long time. They know what is coming and they have been digging their tunnels for years. Take Jesus as you Lord and Savior before it’s to late.

    “Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?””
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭6:15-17‬ ‭

  8. Nancy Lieder completely shattered the cloak of secrecy surrounding the planet X phenomenon.

  9. Why can't it just be called Nibiru.?? We don't need it named after any Roman gods or any of that crap. I'm not sure what it means but it's already called Nibiru and we want to mess with that as usual.

  10. The sumarians knew and wrote down about 10 planets in this system. 10k years ago. But today's science ignores it because they say nobody was that smart back then. I say really..explain the pyramids then and today's science cant, they only guess.
    Today's science is only psuedoscience and it's only a belief and not credible anymore. If science ignored writings from thousands of years ago only to say they discovered it here recently then science is nothing but a big joke.
    I would rather believe the sumarians in what they wrote since they discovered it first.
    But hey…..people can believe in what they want….

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