mu Arae

Star details
  • Constellation: the Altar
  • Vmag: 5.2
  • Visibility: Visible to the naked eye
  • Number of planets: 4
  • Namable: Yes
Proposed names
mu Arae mu Arae b mu Arae c mu Arae d mu Arae e
RobertHeinlein
We propose naming the mu Arae star RobertHeinlein in honor of the writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988). We chose this system, which is about 50 light years away, to mirror the length of Heinlein’s writing career. Robert A. Heinlein was a U. S. Naval Academy graduate and was retired from the U.S. Navy for health reasons. He did civilian work for the U.S. Government in WWII. He was very involved in the promotion of space exploration and was on the air with Walter Cronkite during the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was given the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal posthumously in 1988. Heinlein was named the first Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master in 1974. He was one of the first science fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s and was one of the best-selling science fiction novelists for many decades. In his fiction, Heinlein coined terms that have become part of the English language, including "grok" and "waldo", as well as popularizing the term "TANSTAAFL" (an acronym for There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch). Mr. Heinlein’s writings have influenced many generations of writers, scientists, astronauts, military leaders, inventors and entrepreneurs. Twenty-seven years after his death his books are all still in print and influencing new generations. Permission has been granted by the Heinlein Prize Trust, executors of Heinlein's literary estate, to use the names of his characters for the exo-planets.
Podkayne Pixel LazarusLong NoisyRhysling (sign in to vote)
Munibe
Xavier María de Munibe was an important figure of Enlightenment Spain. He founded the Royal Basque Society in 1748 to encourage the scientific, cultural and economic development of the Basque Country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Mar%C3%ADa_de_Munibe_e_Idi%C3%A1quez
Elhuyar Aranzadi Elosegi Gorosabel (sign in to vote)
Lusitânia
Lusitânia is the original name of Portugal. Portugal had a crucial role during the start of the naval exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries, discovering new worlds in our own world.
Caravela Adamastor Esperança Saudade (sign in to vote)
Cervantes
from Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish novelist, poet and playwright (1547-1616). Author of "Don Quixote"
Quijote Dulcinea Rocinante Sancho (sign in to vote)
Lusitania
Lusitânia is the original name of Portugal, the staring point of the portuguese naval exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Caravela Adamastor Esperanca Saudade (sign in to vote)
Riza
Riza is ancient Greek for “root,” metaphorically standing for “origin,” “cause.” The flower theme suggests such subjects as nature, life, light, colours, and periodicity. It is a universal topic found in virtually every human culture, and common to many ancient myths.
Lotus Helianthus Hibiscus Camellia (sign in to vote)
MInerals
With a wish that this star system has lots of metals and water
Another Gaia Hotsprings Mysteria Reitoh (sign in to vote)
quilin
The reader of the four symbols
suzaku seikyu byakko gembu (sign in to vote)
Christiana
Tribute to the great lady's name. The history of the name comes back to followers of Christ. The ladies with the name of Christina usually sends the light to the hundreds and thousands stars and planets near them,
Dobrinus Yaroslav Volodymyr Ilialexus (sign in to vote)
Daikokuten
Shichifukujin (Seven deities of good luck) refers to seven deities which are believed to bring good luck in Japan. A statue of Sichifukujin is worshiped on an altar in a Shinto shrine of Japan. Main deity of Shichifukujin is Daikokuten. Daikokuten is a god of wealth.
Ebisu Bishamonten Benzaiten Fukurokuju (sign in to vote)
Humantahu
This is the Sun for the Embera-Katio people, a native ethnic group that inhabit Panama and Colombia in the Darien region. They are descendant of a warroir people that govern the Antioquia region before the arrival of the Spanish
Karagabi Dabeiba Tutruica Armucura (sign in to vote)
Lusitânia
- Lusitânia is the original name of Portugal, the staring point of the portuguese naval exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Saudade Caravela Adamastor Esperança (sign in to vote)
Planet details

    mu Arae b

  • Mass (Jupiters): 1.68
  • Mass (Earths): 532.7
  • Period (days): 643.25
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 1.5

    mu Arae c

  • Mass (Jupiters): 0.03
  • Mass (Earths): 10.6
  • Period (days): 9.64
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.09094

    mu Arae d

  • Mass (Jupiters): 0.52
  • Mass (Earths): 165.9
  • Period (days): 310.55
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.921

    mu Arae e

  • Mass (Jupiters): 1.81
  • Mass (Earths): 576.5
  • Period (days): 4205.8
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 5.235