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9th Nov '17 10:32:25 PM DarkHunter
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** The first extrasolar human colony world was named "Aldrin", after Buzz Aldrin, the first man on the Moon.

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** The first extrasolar human colony world was named "Aldrin", after Buzz Aldrin, the first second man to set foot on the Moon.
9th Nov '17 10:31:16 PM DarkHunter
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* The ''VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe'':

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* The ''VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe'': ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'':
9th Nov '17 10:30:35 PM DarkHunter
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* The ''VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe'':
** Argon Prime (originally "Sonra IV") was named for the leader of the colonists who settled there, Nathan '''R. Gunne'''. A couple of centuries of lingual drift altering the pronunciation and you get "Argon" out of that.
** The first extrasolar human colony world was named "Aldrin", after Buzz Aldrin, the first man on the Moon.
29th Oct '17 9:40:27 PM Malady
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* Orson Scott Card's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender]]'' series: Path, Hijra, Divine Wind.

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* Orson Scott Card's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender]]'' ''Literature/{{Ender|sGame}}'' series: Path, Hijra, Divine Wind.



* ''Rocheworld'' series: The titular "world" is a pair of planets called Roche (meaning Rock) and Eau (Water). One of the sequels([[{{Sequelitis}} itis]]) involves the planet Gargantua.
* In Creator/TanyaHuff's ''ConfederationOfValor'' novels, the main character grew up on a colony called Paradise.

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* ''Rocheworld'' series: The titular "world" is a pair of planets called Roche (meaning Rock) and Eau (Water). One of the sequels([[{{Sequelitis}} itis]]) sequels involves the planet Gargantua.
* In Creator/TanyaHuff's ''ConfederationOfValor'' ''Literature/ConfederationOfValor'' novels, the main character grew up on a colony called Paradise.
28th Oct '17 1:41:45 PM nombretomado
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** Deliberately done in Akhmanov's ''Dick Simon'' duology where the various Earth nations, after the discovery of the Ramp, moved whole cities to newly-discovered habitable worlds, leaving Earth covered in enormous craters. Interestingly, when the US, Canada, UK, and Japan chose to move to the same world, they named their new planet Columbia in honor of ChristopherColumbus, figuring he was there before Amerigo Vespucci. European nations call their new planet Europe and even named the four continents after old names for European places: Gallia (French), Iberia (Spanish), Teutonia (German), and Slavenia (Ukrainian, Czechs, and Poles). Russia moves to Russia, along with Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, India, and a dozen others. Most Asian nations went to China. Rich South American countries (including Brasil, Peru, and Argentina) went to Southmerica. The rest of the Latin American nations were sent to the less hospitable Latmerica, which continues to be the hotbed for wars and coups. Black-skinned Africans, and a few African-Americans forming the nation of New Alabama, went to a world they called Black Africa. Muslim countries split into three worlds: Ul-Islam (dominated by Iran), Allahu Akbar (mostly Arabs), and Seljukia (dominated by Turkey and Pakistan). Many other worlds were settled by smaller groups seeking independence: Manitou and Amazonia (Native Americans), Himalayas, Monaco, Kurdistan, Vasconia, Sicily-2, New Ireland, Tahiti, Singapore. And those are just the more important worlds, including the unimaginatively-named planets Galactic University (center of academic learning) and Firing Range (SpacePolice HQ). Overall, there are about 500 planets where humans are present, including a few worlds with natives, all by the end of the 21st century. Unsurprisingly, the most unstable worlds are Latmerica, Black Africa, Ul-Islam, and Allahu Akbar. All settled planets have Ramp stations, forming a PortalNetwork of sorts. The only planets that don't are prison worlds, [[LandfillBeyondTheStars garbage worlds]], and [[EarthThatWas Old Earth]] (cut off from the Ramp near the end of the Exodus).

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** Deliberately done in Akhmanov's ''Dick Simon'' duology where the various Earth nations, after the discovery of the Ramp, moved whole cities to newly-discovered habitable worlds, leaving Earth covered in enormous craters. Interestingly, when the US, Canada, UK, and Japan chose to move to the same world, they named their new planet Columbia in honor of ChristopherColumbus, UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus, figuring he was there before Amerigo Vespucci. European nations call their new planet Europe and even named the four continents after old names for European places: Gallia (French), Iberia (Spanish), Teutonia (German), and Slavenia (Ukrainian, Czechs, and Poles). Russia moves to Russia, along with Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, India, and a dozen others. Most Asian nations went to China. Rich South American countries (including Brasil, Peru, and Argentina) went to Southmerica. The rest of the Latin American nations were sent to the less hospitable Latmerica, which continues to be the hotbed for wars and coups. Black-skinned Africans, and a few African-Americans forming the nation of New Alabama, went to a world they called Black Africa. Muslim countries split into three worlds: Ul-Islam (dominated by Iran), Allahu Akbar (mostly Arabs), and Seljukia (dominated by Turkey and Pakistan). Many other worlds were settled by smaller groups seeking independence: Manitou and Amazonia (Native Americans), Himalayas, Monaco, Kurdistan, Vasconia, Sicily-2, New Ireland, Tahiti, Singapore. And those are just the more important worlds, including the unimaginatively-named planets Galactic University (center of academic learning) and Firing Range (SpacePolice HQ). Overall, there are about 500 planets where humans are present, including a few worlds with natives, all by the end of the 21st century. Unsurprisingly, the most unstable worlds are Latmerica, Black Africa, Ul-Islam, and Allahu Akbar. All settled planets have Ramp stations, forming a PortalNetwork of sorts. The only planets that don't are prison worlds, [[LandfillBeyondTheStars garbage worlds]], and [[EarthThatWas Old Earth]] (cut off from the Ramp near the end of the Exodus).
24th Oct '17 9:07:57 AM WaterBlap
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* A certain asteroid that has a relatively high chance of hitting Earth sometime in the near future (meaning not ''that'' high of a chance, just higher than usual for an asteroid) is named Apophis. Subverted: although apt mythologically (seeing as Apophis in Egyptian myth was the evil snake who kept trying to eat Ra[=/=]TheSun every night), the astronomer who discovered it was definitely thinking of the evil Goa'uld Apophis from ''Series/StargateSG1''.

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* A certain asteroid that has a relatively high chance of hitting Earth sometime in the near future (meaning not ''that'' high of a chance, just higher than usual for an asteroid) is named Apophis. Subverted: although apt mythologically (seeing as Apophis in Egyptian myth was the evil snake who kept trying to eat Ra[=/=]TheSun Ra[=/=]Usefulnotes/TheSun every night), the astronomer who discovered it was definitely thinking of the evil Goa'uld Apophis from ''Series/StargateSG1''.
19th Oct '17 4:02:55 AM jormis29
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* Harry Turtledove's ''A World Of Difference'' had the planet Minerva, replacing Mars in that universe.

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* Harry Turtledove's ''A World Of Difference'' ''Literature/AWorldOfDifference'' had the planet Minerva, replacing Mars in that universe.
12th Oct '17 7:39:46 PM PaulA
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* Literature/LarryNiven's Known Space has Planet Godzilla (in the same system as Home). Nobody seems to know what the hell the namer was thinking, or what he was referencing.

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* Literature/LarryNiven's Known Space ''Literature/KnownSpace'' has Planet Godzilla (in the same system as Home). Nobody seems to know what the hell the namer was thinking, or what he was referencing.
29th Aug '17 2:14:16 AM PaulA
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* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Hainish Cycle'' -- New South Georgia, New Tahiti (AKA Athshe, World 41).

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* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Hainish ''Literature/{{Hainish}} Cycle'' -- New South Georgia, New Tahiti (AKA Athshe, World 41).
12th Aug '17 10:04:33 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Freelancer}}'' they drop the 'new' for most systems; they have names like Pittsburgh, Houston, Leeds, etc. Most of the capitals are the exceptions; they're named New Tokyo, New London, New Berlin, and [[OddNameOut Manhattan]].

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* In ''{{Freelancer}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' they drop the 'new' for most systems; they have names like Pittsburgh, Houston, Leeds, etc. Most of the capitals are the exceptions; they're named New Tokyo, New London, New Berlin, and [[OddNameOut Manhattan]].
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