55 Cancri

Star details
  • Constellation: the Crab
  • Vmag: 6.0
  • Visibility: Faint to the naked eye
  • Number of planets: 5
  • Namable: Yes
Proposed names
55 Cancri 55 Cancri c 55 Cancri d 55 Cancri e 55 Cancri f 55 Cancri b
meru
It means that the light in the Ainu language.
rera pirka mosir chise ram (sign in to vote)
Sua
Sua is the Sun for muiscas. The proposal set forth below is based on the Muisca culture and different myths, in recognition of one of the many tribes that were submitted by European settlers, and also to show their beliefs to the public. The first part will contextualize some of these stories, then, based on the same, describe the chosen system and propose names for each body in it.
Bochica Tintoa Sunuba Chaquén Chibchacum (sign in to vote)
CXhristmasIsland
We submit the name “Christmas Island” for the planet system of 55 Cancri. We chose this name because 55 Cancri is located in the constellation Cancer, The Crab and as the star is a red dwarf we thought of the famous red crabs that are native to the island. Christmas Island is home to millions of red crabs that migrate during the wet season to release eggs into the ocean. This journey can take many days. The people of Christmas Island respect and protect these crabs as they take a trip across roads. 55 Cancri contains one planet in the habitable zone, planet F. Habitability may be as rare in this system as in our own solar system. The eccentricity of this planet is 0.3. If planet 55 Cancri F has an atmosphere this eccentricity will cause significant climate changes during an orbit. Island ecosystems on Earth will be very vulnerable to climate change. We hope that our name of Christmas Island with a single planet in the habitable zone and this planet having extreme climate variation will raise awareness of the risk of climate change to our own fragile home. We think that the care the inhabitants of Christmas Island extend towards the red crabs will inspire environmental awareness among Earth's citizens. Lastly, we note that the flag of Christmas Island contains 5 stars and this matches the number of known exoplanets in the system.
Merus Propodus Carapace Carpus Chela (sign in to vote)
Aregak
The only star with 5 planets in the list is very suitable to name as our Sun and its 5 visible to naked eye planets, as they were named by ancient Armenians: Aregak (Sun), Paylatzu (Mercury), Arusyak (Venus), Hrat (Mars), Lusntag (Jupiter), Yerevak (Saturn). It is interesting, that ancient Greek names of this planets before the mythological ones had the same meanings as Armenian names: Stilbon, Phosphoros, Pirois, Phaethon and Phainon meaning Sparkling, Phosphorus, Fiery, Radiant and Apparent, respectively, exactly the same as in Armenian. Armenian names of the planets often are in use until now.
Arusyak Hrat Yerevak Paylatzu Lusntag (sign in to vote)
YAMABUKI
The Traditional Color of Japan
KONJIKI KOHAKU WASABI MIKAN SAKURA (sign in to vote)
Granchio
This system is nicknamed "The Crab." The name for the system led us to thinking up crab names. Granchio is the Italian word for crab and since this is an international competition using foreign languages to name the star is an interesting naming system. Granchio is an interesting and playful word that we thought was a fun name for a star.
Rak Crustacio Kani Diez Kepiting (sign in to vote)
Vegetarian
The people living on vegetables
Mihimikaeri Sei Solitaire Nayomu Nikuman Sunrise (sign in to vote)
Manala
Manala is one of traditional Finnish names for the Underworld, the realm of the dead.
Pohjola Tuonela Lintukoto Vainajala Aarni (sign in to vote)
Mike and Michelle
Mike (55 Cnc A) & Michelle (55 Cnc B) From The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, a novel written by Robert A. Heinlein (1966). Nicknames of HOLMES IV = High-Optional, Logical, Multi-Evaluating Supervisor, Mark IV. The lunar colony is managed by a computer, which is gradually enhanced to fulfill an increasing amount of new tasks... until it wakes up as a double-personality AI Mike/Michelle. Only a computer technician understands what really happened. The colony must fight a bloody war against the Earth, in which Mike/Michelle plays a key role in the name of freedom.
Jane Joshua Simone Hal Samantha (sign in to vote)
Magayon
We suggest to name 55 Cancri A, the parent star of 55 Cancri planetary system Magayon. Based on our reseach, 55 Cancri A is a main sequence star so much alike of our own Sun. The difference is, it is on a binary star system and its core is said to be more ferric rather than carbonic unlike our sun. “Magayon” is a Bicolano word (A Filipino Dialect) which means “Beautiful”. And no doubt a star comparable to our wonderful life giving Sun deserves to be called as “Magayon” or beautiful as well.
Maganda Marikit Mayumi Sodop Mapintas (sign in to vote)
Copernicus
composed the basic model of planetary systems
Galileo Brahe Lippershey Janssen Harriot (sign in to vote)
CATAPULT
like for the PLANE
WILD CAT URSA ORTHO BRACHYURA MINE STAR (sign in to vote)
Benlu
named by Laura Dincher
Mythos Arista Ayo Akos Relora (sign in to vote)
KOKORO
It is Japanese of the meaning of 'mind'
AJIWAI TEZAWARI NE MANAZASHI KAORI (sign in to vote)
Planet details

    55 Cancri c

  • Mass (Jupiters): 0.17
  • Mass (Earths): 53.7
  • Period (days): 44.34
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.2403

    55 Cancri d

  • Mass (Jupiters): 3.84
  • Mass (Earths): 1218.9
  • Period (days): 5218.0
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 5.76

    55 Cancri e

  • Mass (Jupiters): 0.03
  • Mass (Earths): 8.3
  • Period (days): 0.74
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.0156

    55 Cancri f

  • Mass (Jupiters): 0.14
  • Mass (Earths): 45.8
  • Period (days): 260.7
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.781

    55 Cancri b

  • Mass (Jupiters): 0.8
  • Mass (Earths): 254.3
  • Period (days): 14.65
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.1134