NASA recently announced the discovery of 7 Earth-sized habitable-zone planets. These planets are believed to be 40 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius.
In a release, NASA stated,
“Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.”
Since these planets are outside our solar system, they are called exoplanets. This entire exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1 and the planets haven’t been named so far.
The space agency asked people to suggest names for the newly discovered planets.
— NASA (@NASA) February 24, 2017
The outcome was
#7NamesFor7NewPlanets started trending and people came up with some hilarious suggestions.
America’s only priority at the moment.
The One Where We Named Planets
Is this real life or is this just fantasy?
A brilliant reference to the movie Seven
Let’s keep generic names, shall we?
We have a Grammar Nazi in the house.
Can we please leave Pluto out of this? Hell no.
Friendly advice: Never ask for suggestions on Twitter unless you want to get trolled.
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