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 Post subject: What colors are typically associated with the 8 planets?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:24 pm 
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I'm wanting a set of 8 colored symbols like these...
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...to represent the 8 planets. Earth is typically called the Blue Marble. Mars is the Red Planet. For several of the others I found this link which states:

Mars is bright red
Mercury is yellow-green
Jupiter is saffron
Venus is prismatic/crystalline
Saturn is black/ dark blue/ purple

For Uranus and Neptune I found some nail polish colors named Uranus and Neptune which were blue/green and black respectively.

However with some more digging I've found this page:
http://www.inkamera.ukgo.com/colour/index.htm

Which ties:
Mercury to Magenta
Mars to Red
Venus to Green
Jupiter to Blue
Saturn to Black

I've even tried to combine this:
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With this:
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To that end I've tried to interpret the numbering on the MF8 image as a 3 digit binary number:

0=fixed face centers
1=turning face centers

The first digit comes from the yellow face.
The second digit comes from the green face.
The third digit comes from the white face.

Mercury = 001 = Blue
Venus = 101 = Magenta
Earth = 011 = Cyan
Mars = 111 = White
Jupiter = 110 = Yellow
Saturn = 010 = Green
Uranus = 100 = Red
Neptune = 000 = Black

Jupiter and Uranus are missing the leading 1's on the MF8 image with this scheme. And Neptune can't be 100 (as this is Uranus) so its the only 3 digit binary number left. I don't understand how MF8 got 80 but you can also think of 000 as the last 3 digits of the binary representation of the number 8. That produces the set of color/planet pairings above. Its just that I really think Earth should be Blue and Mars should be Red.

Anyone else have know of a set of color associations that assigns a unique color to each of the 8 planets?

There is the strait numbering:

Mercury = 0 = Black
Venus = 1 = Blue
Earth = 2 = Green
Mars = 3 = Cyan
Jupiter = 4 = Red
Saturn = 5 = Magenta
Uranus = 6 = Yellow
Neptune = 7 = White

Not that this has much logic to it either. The set of symbols above are the one I'm happiest with at the moment but was curious what ideas you guys might have.

Thanks,
Carl

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 Post subject: Re: What colors are typically associated with the 8 planets?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:15 pm 
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[offtopic] This reminds me of the good ol' days of playing Yugioh: Forbidden Memories on my brothers PSX! [/offtopic]

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 Post subject: Re: What colors are typically associated with the 8 planets?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:56 pm 
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I can interpret the MF8 Number scheme for you:
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The 8 is 2x 0faces stacked on top of each other.

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 Post subject: Re: What colors are typically associated with the 8 planets?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:35 pm 
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Burgo wrote:
The 8 is 2x 0faces stacked on top of each other.
Ahhh... I can see that. It is more 8o then 80 but it makes sense.

I'd have preferred they stuck to 3 digit binary numbers. Though even that description is incomplete as just the white, green, and yellow faces are looked at. I think I would have gone with a 3 digit Ternary number. Each digit would represent 1 axis and there would be 3 types of axes.

0 axis = both faces on that axis are type 0 faces per MF8's naming
1 axis = one face of type 0 on that axis and one face of type 1.
2 axis = both faces on that axis are type 1.

Then you would have:

Mercury = 100, 010, 001
Venus = 200, 020, 002
Earth = 110, 101, 011
Mars = 210, 201, 120, 102, 021, 012
Jupiter = 221, 212, 122
Saturn = 220, 202, 022
Uranus = 211, 121, 112
Neptune = 111

This numbering also highlights the two planets which are missing from the series, 000 and 222.

222 = Normal Rubik's Cube (Sol - As it is the puzzle that started it all)
000 = Super Cube aka Circle Cube (Pluto - the neglected version just like our friend with post planet status)

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