Tuesday, April 9, 2013

i like to say "quark"

it's true what calvin says....



... scientists can lack creativity when it comes to naming things.  

i know that there are billions and billions of galaxies out there and therefore it makes sense to give them names based on their coordinates and not their appearance, but still.   i'm sure you can come up with better examples of horribly named sciencey things than i can.

NGC 1398

by the way, i actually hate the work "quark."   it's way too awkward to pronounce!

5 comments:

Big Mark 243 said...

Quark is rather quirky, which is why I agree with Hobbes..!

For me, scientific names of stars and galaxies add to the mystery of the unknown...

Chuck said...

Isotopologue.

Sakib said...

There is a southern galaxy that happens to look like a mushroom. It was given the name of the Sacred Mushroom Galaxy by its discoverers!

Sakib said...

Also you look really soft and cuddly in a cape! ;)

Sakib said...

Oops I posted the last comment in the wrong place!!!

Seriously that cape has fizzled my brain!