|Omicron Persei 8|
|System||Omicron Persei System|
|Primary Terrain||Deserts, Wastelands|
Omicron Persei 8, is a desert world and is best known as the homeplanet and capitol of the Omicronians. It is seen by many as the single greatest threat that the Earth and the entire DOOP was facing around 3,000AD. It is the eighth planet of the Omicron Persei system, and is orbited by at least three moons - at least one of which appears to be a captured asteroid.
The world exists in the Omicron Persei system, located within the Perseus constellation 1,000 light years from Earth. Omicron Persei, also known as Atik, Ati, and Al Atik, is a spectroscopic binary star system which has a spectral type B1 giant star and a type B3 dwarf star which orbit each other every 4.5 days. They have at least 12 planets orbiting around them.
Notable Inhabitants Edit
- While it is officially written as "Omicron Persei 8" in the show, Futurama, this is scientifically inaccurate. Planets are cataloged by the name of their star(s) that they orbit, and which number in the orbit they are in Roman numerals. In the case of natural satellites such as moons, they are given letters, in accordance to their order as well or in terms of the solar system, listed as a roman numeral after the planet's name. In such a way, the Earth is in fact cataloged as Sol III, while its moon, Luna, would be classified as Sol III-A or Earth I.
- "Al Atik" is Arabic for "the shoulder", and likewise, all of the system's traditional names mean this, as well, in one form or another.