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Solar system planet names

Dean Watson

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Here's a thought... was watching Spartacus, Blood and Sand the other night. Plenty of claret slopping about and lascivious rumpy... but enough of my low tastes.


Reference was made to Jupiter optimus maximus. Now, it occurs to me,  the planet's are all named for Roman gods. In the case of the naked eye ones, were the gods named for the planet's or vice versa. Or is it more complex?

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