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Old 11-09-2017, 05:10 AM
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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".


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)

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Old 11-09-2017, 07:16 AM
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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")

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[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.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:32 PM
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I just voted for Z'ha'dum.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:33 PM
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That list is funny having a B5 planet mentioned. Just voted for Z'ha'dum as well.
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:07 AM
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Just voted again.
Remember: voting is possible once a day

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Old 11-11-2017, 05:28 AM
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I've voted. Z'Ha'Dum is now second.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:59 PM
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I didn't see it on the list by the time I heard about this.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:49 AM
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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 :-(

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Old 11-12-2017, 06:17 AM
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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.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:43 AM
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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".


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