Number of posts : 1 Points : 2747 Registration date : 2009-10-23
Subject: A Name for WASP-1 b Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:46 pm
I propose the name Vespula for this planet, related to the WASP in the star name. Vespula is a common insect genus of wasps. If other planets are found in the system there are many other genera of wasps with attractive names that could be used. If enough planets are found in the system we would have a swarm of wasps.
Number of posts : 4 Points : 2653 Registration date : 2010-01-28 Location : Joburg, South Africa
Subject: Re: A Name for WASP-1 b Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:20 am
The problem with this is that there are several WASP systems. Other than being the first on the list, is there any special reason why WASP-1 should get the wasp-related names, rather than any other WASP system?