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B5-Stefan 11-09-2017 04:10 AM

Help us Nickname a Distant World (NASA's New Horizons)
 
Hello All!
NASA calls the public to name the next goal of the New Horizons spacecraft (MU69).
A Kuiper Belt object far behind Pluto, which New Horizons will encounter on Jan-1-1919.

The name list NASA has yet reduced.
But what it's funny as hell: one of the proposals is "Z'ha'dum". :cool:


Here's the New Horizons-link:
http://www.frontierworlds.org/home
And the ballot page is:
http://www.frontierworlds.org/vote

And the best: you can vote as often you want (but not more than once a day)

B5-Stefan

(This thread could be alternatively placed in "Babylon 5")

--
Morden: "It's like knocking over an ant-hill.
Every new generation gets stronger,
the ant-hill gets redesigned, made better"
[Z'ha'dum]

babylonlurker 11-09-2017 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by B5-Stefan (Post 159957)
Hello All!
NASA calls the public to name the next goal of the New Horizons spacecraft (MU69).
A Kuiper Belt object far behind Pluto, which New Horizons will encounter on Jan-1-1919.

Here's the New Horizons-link:
http://www.frontierworlds.org/home
And the ballot page is:
http://www.frontierworlds.org/vote

And the best: you can vote as often you want (but not more than once a day)

B5-Stefan

(This thread could be alternatively placed in "Babylon 5")

--
Morden: "It's like knocking over an ant-hill.
Every new generation gets stronger,
the ant-hill gets redesigned, made better"
[Z'ha'dum]

Voted (for the first time).

While I would like Z'ha'dum to win I would not mind Mjolnir winning. The lead, Peanut etc I find rather bland as a (nick)name.

alpha128 11-09-2017 04:32 PM

I just voted for Z'ha'dum.

Truth66 11-09-2017 04:33 PM

That list is funny having a B5 planet mentioned. Just voted for Z'ha'dum as well.

B5-Stefan 11-11-2017 04:07 AM

Just voted again.
Remember: voting is possible once a day :D

B5-Stefan


--
Tirk: "Tirk. Drazi. I carry very large things. I... I... Tirk. Drazi."
[LotR]

Melanie 11-11-2017 04:28 AM

I've voted. Z'Ha'Dum is now second.

Hypatia 11-11-2017 10:59 PM

I didn't see it on the list by the time I heard about this.

B5-Stefan 11-12-2017 03:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hypatia (Post 160465)
I didn't see it on the list by the time I heard about this.

Yes. You're right.

NASA says:
"We retire names from the ballot when we believe we have received a clear indication of their popularity. This creates space for us to add new nominations to the ballot."

And -it's a shame- Z'ha'dum was dropped yesterday (11-11).

NASA says about the reason why:
"Z'ha'dum is a fictional planet from the TV series Babylon 5 (1994 to 1997). Like MU69, it is a very distant world, although Z'ha'dum is located at the edge of the galaxy, rather than at the edge of our solar system."

The "although" sentence make me suspect, that Z'ha'dum won't get close to the final naming of MU69.


Question: is there any B5 object situated in our solar system, which could be proposed alternatively?
For the moment I don't remind any :-(

B5-Stefan


--
Delenn: "If the universe puts a mystery in front of us as a gift,
politeness requires that we at least try and solve it."
[Atonement]

Melanie 11-12-2017 05:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by B5-Stefan (Post 160495)
NASA says about the reason why:
"Z'ha'dum is a fictional planet from the TV series Babylon 5 (1994 to 1997). Like MU69, it is a very distant world, although Z'ha'dum is located at the edge of the galaxy, rather than at the edge of our solar system."

The "although" sentence make me suspect, that Z'ha'dum won't get close to the final naming of MU69.

That description of Z'Ha'Dum was there when it was still an option.

B5-Stefan 11-12-2017 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Melanie (Post 160512)
That description of Z'Ha'Dum was there when it was still an option.

OK. I see.

You should be a bit cautious about the following addendum
(because of Z'ha'dum :))

Addendum

If you're a fan of Isaac Asimov's work, you now have the chance to vote for "Trantor".


B5-Stefan


--
Franklin: "Excuse me, where I come from, one man from three leaves two."
Marcus: "Where I come from is a far more interesting place."
[Exogenesis]

B5-Stefan 11-24-2017 11:19 AM

Help us Nickname a Distant World (NASA's New Horizons)
 
Votes: recent status

1. Mjoelnir (Thor's hammer): 9323
2. Z'Ha'dum (Shadow planet): 7966
3. Peanut, Almond, Cashew: 6597
4. Uluru (ayers Rock): 5532
5. Pangu (Chinese mythology): 5220

Bad Hammer! :(

Stefan

--
Sinclair: "Stay close to the Vorlon. And watch out for shadows.
They move when you're not looking at them."

Delenn_of_Mir 11-24-2017 08:30 PM

This was probably for the best because I was chatting with a Vorlon the other day, telling him about this contest and he said, "name a planet Z'Ha'dum and it will die."

B5-Stefan 11-25-2017 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delenn_of_Mir (Post 162705)
This was probably for the best because I was chatting with a Vorlon the other day, telling him about this contest and he said, "name a planet Z'Ha'dum and it will die."


Conceiving the Vorlon speech (aka: threeedged sword), I'm not sure what this means:
1. the KBO dies
2. the probe dies
3. the ballot dies
Or perhaps the direct opposite?

Ste ;) fan

--
Sinclair: "Stay close to the Vorlon. And watch out for shadows.
They move when you're not looking at them."

Delenn_of_Mir 11-25-2017 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by B5-Stefan (Post 162834)
Conceiving the Vorlon speech (aka: threeedged sword), I'm not sure what this means:
1. the KBO dies
2. the probe dies
3. the ballot dies
Or perhaps the direct opposite?

Ste ;) fan

--
Sinclair: "Stay close to the Vorlon. And watch out for shadows.
They move when you're not looking at them."


Yeah, I didn't really get it either. (shakes head) But inside my head I heard screaming.

Communicating with a Vorlon is almost as bad as trying to get a straight answer out of Ranger One Sinclair. :D

B5-Stefan 12-07-2017 04:33 AM

Help us Nickname a Distant World (NASA's New Horizons)
 
The ballot has finished yesterday.

And this is the final voting:

1. Mjoelnir (Thor's hammer): 29.999
2. Z'Ha'dum (Shadow planet): 25.802
3. Peanut, Almond, Cashew: 25.663
4. Olaf (Norse name): 24.422
5. Niflheim (Norse realm...): 23.685
...

If there were not this bad Thor's Hammer, the New Horizons probe would encounter the shadow planet and wake up the EVIL. :D

So, it seems no evil shows up. We only get norse...
Stefan

--
Sinclair: "Stay close to the Vorlon. And watch out for shadows.
They move when you're not looking at them."


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