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I wish I could find out how bright those other giant stars in the cluster appear from Ain's planet. A virtual reality look through the sky there would be cool. If Ain appears as bright as a full moon from its nearest neighbor, the other ones have got to appear at least a decent of a fraction from it.
It is in the Hyades cluster, which is associated with "weeping sisters", so something related to tears would be appropriate. It is also associated with rain. It is also the "eye" of the bull, so something related to eyes or bulls would be appropriate. It was also discovered by a Japanese team, so Japanese name would be appropriate.
- Namida - The meaning of "Namida" is a tear in Japanese. And also,we think it has a meaning of beautiful thing which come from the host star-Ain. Ain is a exoplanet discovered by Japanese, which means "eye".
A simple Japanese word, how boring, but it's probably not already an asteroid name.
- Kanenone - Hyades Cluster is called “Tsurigane Boshi” in Japan. “Tsurigane” means “temple bell,” and “Boshi” means “star.” Just like church bell in the West, temple bell is indispensable to everyday life in the East for a long time...Essentially means ring of bell
Cool twist to Japanese lore, but it has nothing to do with eyes, so it doesn't quite seem right
- Amaterasu - Amaterasu is a goddess of the sun in Japanese myth. She was born from left-eye of god Izanagi, when he was washing up his eyes. We propose this name because the system is left-eye of Taurus and found at Japan.
I like it, but it's already an asteroid name, so probably wouldn't work
Ain System Web PagesEdit
- Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
Ain System In the NewsEdit
- http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/661/1/527/fulltext/ - Discovery Paper
- A planet in the Hyades - Extrasolar Visions Thread