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[sci.astro] General (Astronomy Frequently Asked Questions) (2/9)
Section - B.09 What are the possessive adjectives for the planets?

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Mercury  Mercurian    mercurial
Venus	 Venerian     venereal
	 Venusian
         Cytherean
Earth	 Terrestrial
	 Telluric
Mars	 Martian      martial
         Arean
Jupiter  Jovian	      jovial
Saturn	 Saturnian    saturnine
Uranus	 Uranian
Neptune	 Neptunian
Pluto	 Plutonian

The first form(s) refers to the planet as an object (e.g., "Saturnian
rings").  The second form refers to human characteristics historically
associated with the planet's astrological influence or with the god or
goddess represented by the planet (e.g., "a jovial individual").

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