Nasa asked the internet to name the 7 new planets...You know where this is going

Harriet Marsden@harriet1marsden
Sunday 26 February 2017 12:00
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Picture:(Getty Images / NASA)

This week, Nasa announced that they had discovered a new solar system that could support life.

YUGE NEWS, ladies and gentlemen.

About 40 light-years away - that's roughly 235 trillion miles - Nasa identified seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1.

They believe that three of the planets could be the right temperature for water - and therefore life.

The incredible findings were published in the journal Nature, but with the monotonous title: 'Seven temperate terrestrial planets around the nearby ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1.'

Slightly more cheeky, however, was this tweet from NASA, which jokingly suggested names for the new planets...

They really should have seen what was coming next...

#7NamesFor7NewPlanets began to trend, throwing up all manner of hilarious suggestions.

Remember, this is just how Boaty McBoatface came to pass.

There was the immediate Trump-trolling.

There were some very British-sounding planets.

An inevitable Game of Thrones reference.

And of course there was a Harry Potter reference.

The '90s kid in all of us piped up...

And someone who really hates unnecessary sequels had a suggestion.

And of course, the classic:

This one is interesting...

Two words for you, Nasa...

Planety McPlanetface (1-7).

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