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Vaelroth
2006-Jan-10, 06:49 PM
Ok, first I'd like to say Hi to the board! Hello everyone!

Secondly, I'd like to ask how you would refer to exploring the solar system.

Would you write "stellar exploration", "solar exploration", or "intrastellar exploration"?

Its bothering me right now and I'd appreciate any help.

ToSeek
2006-Jan-10, 06:59 PM
Solar system exploration?

I don't like any of the alternatives you suggest.

Meanwhile, welcome to the boards!

mickal555
2006-Jan-10, 07:01 PM
interplanetary exploration?

Welcome to baut! :D:D

Swift
2006-Jan-10, 07:02 PM
Hi Vaelroth, welcome to BAUT. I wouldn't use either "stellar" or "interstellar", since that implies going from one star system to another. I think "interplanetary" might be best.

trinitree88
2006-Jan-10, 08:01 PM
Welcome aboard.
You said it.....as exploring the solar system. :shifty: Pete

Vaelroth
2006-Jan-10, 08:14 PM
Alrighty, thanks guys. Both for the welcome and for the help. Its like instant peer review!

I may submit the context for this later, it isn't going to be of much scientific use and it pretty much just goes on about how I am interested in the possibilities for human advancement beyond our own atmosphere. May be an interesting read.

FAKE EDIT (Adding irrelevant stuff): I just realized I live near ToSeek. Naptowne, what what? (As a fellow Marylander you will probably understand.)

HenrikOlsen
2006-Jan-11, 04:06 AM
Ok, first I'd like to say Hi to the board! Hello everyone!

Secondly, I'd like to ask how you would refer to exploring the solar system.

Would you write "stellar exploration", "solar exploration", or "intrastellar exploration"?

Its bothering me right now and I'd appreciate any help.
"stellar exploration" means going to a star
"solar exploration" means going down to the sun
"intrastellar exploration" means "Hey, let's make a new word using prefixes we don't understand and try to make people1 believe we do cool stuff because they don't either" or alternatively exploring the inside of the sun, heavy insulation would be in order.

If you do want the coolness1 of intra, it should be "intrasystem exploration".

1) intra- seems mainly attractive to MBA's for some reason.

Enzp
2006-Jan-11, 09:19 AM
Wouldn't intrastellar mean exploring within the sun?

"Planetary exploration" works for me.

NEOWatcher
2006-Jan-11, 01:16 PM
Wouldn't intrastellar mean exploring within the sun?

Isn't that what what HenrikOlsen said? :p (With a few words added)
Besides, I take it to mean within any star, not just the sun (or just change to "a sun")