- Petition launched to name new element 'Octarine' in honour of Terry Pratchett
- Now, Dr Kat Day, a chemist, blogger and self-proclaimed “huge” Pratchett fan wants 117 to be named octarine [Oc] as a tribute to Pratchett, who passed away aged 66 from Alzheimer's disease. And she is not alone. Over 30,000 people have signed her ...
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld colour Octarine could join the periodic table
- Almost 13,000 people have signed a petition to name one of four recently discovered elements “Octarine”, as a tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett. Pratchett, who died in March 2015, created the word in his best-selling Discworld novels.
- Petition to name a new element in Terry Pratchett's honour
- According to Disc mythology, octarine is visible only to wizards and cats, and is generally described as a sort of greenish-yellow purple colour, which seems perfect for what will probably be the final halogen in the periodic table.
- Discworld fans stake claim to element 117
- In defence of their suggestion, Lemmium backers state "an astrological object (a star) has been named Lemmy to meet the IUPAC naming recommendations". The Octarine lobby seems to have a stronger case, and is playing the "mythological concept" card.
- Petition to name new element after Sir Terry Pratchett close to reaching 50000
- “Octarine, in the Discworld books, is known as the colour of magic, which forms the title of Pratchett's first ever Discworld book.
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