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Friday, 18 December 2015

A name of Exoplanets( Exo world) as "Dragon Planet "Suggested By Professor Dr Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya Accepted by IAU on 15th december 2015

Professor  Dr Pranab kr Bhattacharya  named an exo planet  as "Dragon planet" in  the Star " Iota Draconis" on 12 th august 2015  through  URL [To vote, go to the Name ExoWorlds site here:]  []  and the name Dragon planet  has now been  accepted by  International Astronomical Union USA  rather   for the constellation star formalhaut B   and this "Dragon Planet" was as per his late mother late Mrs Bani. Bhattacharya (1935-2006)  who believed in exo planets,  life in other planet of distant solar system and  she used to point a star  she named it as *Dragon star*
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 He  voted  on 12th august 2015 , going  through URL  to the NameExoWorlds site here:
Dagon, an ancient Syrian “fish god” should be the name of the exo planet orbiting the bright star Fomalhaut (alpha Piscis Austrini) for many reasons. This system resides in, Piscis Australis, or the “Southern Fish”, so it’s only natural to associate a fish deity with this constellation and it is consistent with the current naming of planets as gods from various pantheons. The name Fomalhaut is Arabic for “Fish’s mouth”, further strengthening the fish theme.

In addition to these historical considerations, Dagon has also been used (and recreated) in the 20th century literature of H. P. Lovecraft in his short story “Dagon” (1919) with reference to an “ancient Philistine legend of Dagon, the Fish-God”. A further connection can be traced to a subsequent story written by a purveyor of the Lovecraftian mythos, August Derleth, who wrote “The Dweller in the Darkness” (1944) that features Fomalhaut as the home of beings that assist the protagonists.

Naming the exoplanet Dagon would both honor the established tradition of using mythological deities and possibly establish a doorway to using fictitious god or god-like names in the future. Dagon would also be a posthumous nod to H. P Lovecraft who always strived to write about “cosmic wonder”. 

The name was proposed by Professor Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya of Kolkata, India  for another constellation Star  Draconis in memory of his late mother but accepted  for constellation  Formalhautb
We’d like to show the name‘Leisurely Fish’ for the companion star of Fomalhaut belonging to PsA. The reason why we say it leisurely is that the star moves very slowly. In addition, there is a word ‘fish’ in the name because it belongs to PsA. With the faster and faster speed of modern life, we forget to slow down to enjoy our life. So we want to use the name to remind everyone of slowing down to enjoy the beautiful night sky just as a leisurely fish. Thanks to Professor Bhattacharya