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Can you (re)name that heavenly body?

Asked by rebbel (31523points) July 22nd, 2010

Astronomers have discovered a star.
It, apparently, is huge: ”...some 10 million times brighter than that of our own Sun.” and “Estimates give it a mass of more than 250 times that of our own Sun.” from here
We can safely say that astronomers are very bright people.
But not very creative when it comes to naming things…
It is called: R136a1
Isn’t that fantastic? not
We can do better then that, surely?!
So, care to come up with a real good, catchy, galactic name for it?

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Zaku's avatar

Big Brighty



LuckyGuy's avatar

Eddington’s Folly

Eddington was the researcher who posited the theory that a star could not exceed 150x the mass off the sun..

rebbel's avatar

Fantastic answer, @worriedguy.
And knowledgeable too!

LuckyGuy's avatar

@rebbel Aw shucks. Twern’t nuthin’. Everybody knows Eddington

lloydbird's avatar


Well, the local office at least.

ucme's avatar

Angelina Joli…...oh sorry wrong body, err ooh I know. Jaffa.

whatthefluther's avatar

Great Ball of Fire

See ya….Gary/wtf

Dutchess_III's avatar

Grand Sun….. No… Great Grand Sun. No….. GREAT, GREAT GREAT Grand Sun. :)

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marinelife's avatar

Gigas or Gigantus.

gailcalled's avatar

Pamela Anderson

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