New Star Discovery
Tonight I looked up in the sky and discovered a new star. I couldn’t really see it with my eyes but I know it’s there. Eventually someone will invent a telescope that is powerful enough to see it proving me right, but they will be too late. I already lay claim to discovering it.
And since I discovered it I get to name it. I considered “Banana”, an appealing name, but that really should go to a yellow planet. It is too obvious for a star. So next I thought “Wayout” would be cool. But some website domain squatter probably already grabbed it up. And what good is naming a planet if you can’t have a website named after it. I guess I could name it after myself. But that seems a little pretentious. And there are already stars named Starlinium and Starlinger and Starlincoln and Starlineage and Starlinearaccelerator and Starlinenbasket and Starlineofsight and Starlinesofcommunication and Starlinearoundtheblock and a few others that are weird variations of my name. So you can see my conundrum.
Therefore I am opening it up for suggestions. If you have a cool star name, I will consider it. Post it the comments below. Of course you will get no compensation. Creative stuff is expected to be free on Earth now. Catch up people. But hopefully any life supporting planets surrounding my as yet unnamed star will still be in the “patron” stage of existence and the wealthy ruling class will still recognize the value of the creative arts and support those who bring beauty and joy into their lives instead of downloading it from the internet for free. I forgot what I was talking about. Oh yeah. Name my star please people of Earth.
Thank you. - Mark Starlin, Part Time Astronomer
Photo by Ryan Hutton