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    This might be a really dumb question, but I've been doing some reading
    for fun and have come to understand the following...

    Our solar system is part of the Milky Way galaxy which has a whole
    bunch of other solar systems in it, closest being Alpha Centauri. So
    what is the name of our Solar System? It seems like a simple question,
    but I can't find the answer. Is it Sol?

    Thanks.


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    pthomp@gmail.com wrote:


    Science fiction writers have used the term "Sol System" in a lot of
    books; that's probably as good a name as any for it.
    According to the weird "The Urantia Book" (a 2,079 page volume of
    scientific/religious gibberish that popped up in the mid 1950's) we are
    living on the planet Urantia in the Nebadon system in the Orvonton
    galaxy... which shows you that there is always something new to learn,
    doesn't it? :-)

    Pat


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    It's called Solar.
    As opposed to the GJ 380 system or the LP944-020 system or even the Alpha
    Centauri system.


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    <pthomp@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    The name is "Bob".

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    Youve got it - the "Solar" system. Only one "Sol" and only one
    "Sola" and only one "Solar" ... that's us, third row seat 3B.
    Get to the popcorn stand early before Inflation sets in.




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    Our Solar System is called the "Solar System", as simple as that.

    Or maybe you would prefer to call it the "Sun System", since that the
    central star is named as "Sun" in English.

    Of course, as it already been mentioned, the "Sol System" is a
    favourite calling used by many Sci-Fi stories.


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    In article <1106415722.297274.186420@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups .com>,
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    "Solar System" is correct, as the Sun's name is "Sol".


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    Perhaps someday it will be the "Robert C. Byrd Planetary System."

    http://www.cagw.org/site/PageServer?..._byrddroppings


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    goo.

    I'm not sure "Solar System" is solid. After all, most popular articles
    about other planetary systems refer to "other solar systems". When you
    get right down to it, "Sol" just means "sun", so other "sun systems"
    doesn't seem like an inappropriate term. There are millions of suns
    quite like our sun in the milky way. The main object of significance to
    us is Earth. I think if we expand to "other solar systems" we will
    refer to this one as "the Terran system," "the Earth solar system" or
    the "Home system," not "the Solar system." It just sounds too plain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Cuddihy View Post
    goo.

    I'm not sure "Solar System" is solid. After all, most popular articles
    about other planetary systems refer to "other solar systems". When you
    get right down to it, "Sol" just means "sun", so other "sun systems"
    doesn't seem like an inappropriate term. There are millions of suns
    quite like our sun in the milky way. The main object of significance to
    us is Earth. I think if we expand to "other solar systems" we will
    refer to this one as "the Terran system," "the Earth solar system" or
    the "Home system," not "the Solar system." It just sounds too plain.
    I agree, if we get really universal then we need a better name then "Blue Brand" lol

 

 
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