Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    We expect no more from Brewster.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe we should name it ‘Spleen’ in honour of Winkie…

  3. Bilan

    Bilan said, over 3 years ago

    According to gmanetwork.com, the moon will probably be named Vulcan.
    This must be true, since it’s on the internet.

  4. CaptBullock

    CaptBullock said, over 3 years ago

    I’m surprised the name Vulcan, a major Roman god, hasn’t already been used for a solar system body. It was proposed as the name of a hypothetical planet between the Sun and Mercury, but Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity made its existence superfluous in 1915.

    Dr. Mel, I know you only said that Pluto was based on Greek myth, but just for the record, Pluto himself was Roman.

  5. CaptBullock

    CaptBullock said, over 3 years ago

    Not only is Persephone taken, but so is the 2nd place finisher in the poll, Cerberus (an asteroid). Unsurprisingly, Vulcan finished first. These results are not binding on the IAU nomenclature committee.

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    With greek and roman names for most things in the solar system, why’d they pick shakespeare and pope characters for Uranus’ 27 moons?

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    When are they going to start naming things after Native American mythology? I want a moon or planet named after me!

  8. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Coyote, I whole heartily agree!…I assume you have read Christopher Moore’s Coyote Blue…A wonderful, and beautiful book…Coyote should be the first one. But, here in Ojibwa country, he’s called Manabezho, which, yes, would be a great name for a moon…..

  9. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    @Varnes

    There’s a whole world of mythology to use up.

  10. Ray C

    Ray C said, over 3 years ago

    @CaptBullock

    All of the planets and most of the bodies in the solar system have Roman names, and all have Greek equivalents. For example, “Pluto” is the Roman name for “Hades”, the god of the underworld. But the Greeks also called him “Plouton”, so the rules were not so strict.

  11. R_Noonan63

    R_Noonan63 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Read last night Valcan was being considered.

  12. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, over 3 years ago

    Call it “Heck”.

  13. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    How about Jasoom?

  14. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, the ancient Greek name for our planet is Gaea (mother earth), who in Greek creation mythology mated with Uranus (father sky) to beget the titans and other assorted monsters, who begat the gods, who created mankind.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @CaptBullock

    As I had here yesterday two possibles are Cerberus and Vulcan.

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