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    Cool Products With Astronomical Names?

    Tried this on another site and got lots of names from present and past products. Such as:

    "Comet" cleanser
    Mercury "comet" cars
    Mars candy bars
    Milky Way candy bars

    And so on....do you have any? If kind of . obscure, put the product type in "( )". telescope co.s or model names - that's too easy!

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    heres one for you: stardrops detergent
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    and another the milkyway you can hold in your hand:
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    "Subaru" is often mentioned in astro magazines--it's what the Japanese call the Pleiades, and the logo is a representation of Venus passing through the Pleiades.

    There's also:

    Chevy Nova

    well, all Mercury cars, and Saturn too,

    Sirius satellite radio
    Orion entertainment

    Tide detergent (well, tides are caused by the moon)

    Toyota Solaria

    Sun computers and their Solaris operating system

    Universal pictures, maybe?

    Ford Taurus

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    how about being in this super NOVA car?
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    or in ORION? MADE BY FORD.
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    If movies are considered products, then Beetlejuice, obviously a play on Alpha Orionis.

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    Starburst - Candy

    Saturn - Cars

    Mercury Mountainer - Cars

    Venus - Razors for Women

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    The oldies will remember this one: "Q u a s a r.... by Motorola"

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    does STARBUCKS count?
    i haven't had one yet

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    The Galaxy 500 (car).

    Aunt and uncle had a 2-door, blue/white Galaxy 500 in the mid-70s. I loved that car!

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    Mugs - I used to repair them Quasars many,many years ago in a TV shop. They were pretty good for their days. I guess I'm an "oldie" then (60 but feeling like 80). Mr Q

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    I seem to remember a "pulsar" watch.

    There was once a breakfast serial called "moonbeams" or something like that.

    Sunbeam kitchen appliances.

    Mars supermarket chain.

    Juno ISP (one of the four largest asteroids is Juno).

    Corona beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Q View Post
    Mugs - I used to repair them Quasars many,many years ago in a TV shop. They were pretty good for their days. I guess I'm an "oldie" then (60 but feeling like 80). Mr Q
    I'll have to admit, there are a few people older than I am on this board, but not many. Yet I consider myself middle aged. I'm old enough to have watched a real live Apollo launch, and vividly remember the live televised broadcast of Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon.

    I only remember Quasar TVs from the commercials - we never actually had one.

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    Actually, the Saturn line of cars were named after the Saturn V Moon Rocket, which was named after the planet. Von Braun needed a project name after the Jupiter IRBM, and Saturn came naturally.

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    Starburst - Candy

    Saturn - Cars

    Mercury Mountainer - Cars

    Venus - Razors for Women

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    Oh, and there is Eclipse Gum and Orbit Gum.

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    Milkyway - Magic Stars
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    Sunny Delight
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    Sky digital.
    Galaxy chocolate bars.
    Buzz Light Year.
    Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Clusters


    mugs you are not one of the oldest people on this site, there are many here who are the same age as you and more that are a lot older.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdvance View Post
    Corona beer.
    Hmmmmm, I don't think so. That's a Mexican brand and "Corona" is Spanish for crown of course. I live near the Border and am not aware of any association of this product to the Corona Borealis or other astronomy tie-in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissy View Post
    Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Clusters
    "Cluster" isn't astronomy-related by itself.

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    mazda the car company named after ahura mazda the ancient sun god

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    The Necco Sky Bar was one of my favorite candy bars in the 1960's. Moon Pies weren't as good.

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    Ford's top car line was once "Galaxy," but I'm dating myself.

    Bristol used constellation names for its radial engines (Pegasus, Centaurus, etc)

    Forgive me for repeating, I get reminded in lists 8-(

    Pulsar watches (I remember when they came out)

    Tide laundry detergent
    Comet cleanser (there was also a car)
    Meteor (another defunct car)
    Mars bars
    Venus razors
    Sunbeam appliances
    Rainbow brite (I have daughters)
    Skyy vodka (one's in college, and the other's out)
    Rocket pops (ice cream novelty)
    Polaris (snowmobiles)
    Oldsmobile Aurora (a third defunct car model!)
    Hyundai Equus
    Chevrolet Equinox
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
    Venus razors
    Of course, there is a relationship, but isn't that product named after the goddess rather than the planet? So this would be more "products that share names with astronomical objects."

    And a company name, not a product:
    Sun Microsystems (even though the name is an acronym)
    As above, so below

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    What no Moonpies, Moonboots or my personal favorite "Moon Shoes". I actually owned a pair of these ankle breakers. They had a metal platform, two big springs and a metal sole. I am pretty sure if they were made today they would be recalled instantly.

    Edit - I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Precious Planet line of infant products, Captain Planet, and the Fisher-Price Planet Heroes.
    Solfe

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahesh View Post
    does STARBUCKS count?
    i haven't had one yet
    I thought that chain was named after Ahab's first mate.


    Starburst candies?

    Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Beech Starship (an interesting but not very successful aircraft)
    Lockheed Constellation (an interesting and successful aircraft)
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    "Samsung" means "three stars", which is clearly depicted in their older logos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    "Samsung" means "three stars", which is clearly depicted in their older logos.
    Didn't know that.

    Others that I don't think have been mentioned:

    Cars (wonder why they're so prominent on this list?)
    Opel Astra (stellar in Latin?)
    Toyota Celica (celestial in Spanish)

    ATVs / Snowmobiles / etc.
    Polaris (http://www.polaris.com/default.aspx)
    <edit: covered previously>

    Consumer products:
    Orbit chewing gum


    Sports teams:
    Houston Astros (MLB)
    Dallas Stars (NHL)
    L.A. Galaxy (MLS)
    Phoenix Suns (NBA)
    Houston Rockets (NBA)


    Sports related:
    Astrodome
    Astroturf

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
    Hyundai Equus
    Isn't that just a horse?

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