NASA recently asked the internet to name the seven new planets they recently discovered, and it went exactly the way you’d expect.
Last month NASA discovered the existence of seven Earth-size planets 40-light-years away from us, which is relatively close. This is a massive find and could mean we are closer to possibly living outside of earth.
The system found has been called TRAPPIST-1 (The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope) named after the device that helped scientists discover the exoplanets. What is known about these worlds so far is that they are rocky, closer to their sun than Mercury, and they have the potential for surface water which is the source of all life.
The major concern so far is that the weather patterns on a majority of the planets are probably vastly different to ours, and much more extreme. NASA believes one planet resembles a giant snowball while others that are nearer to their sun could have lakes and water systems much like ours – meaning possible terrifying alien fish.
Sean Carey, the manager of NASA’s Spitzer Science Centre at Caltech/IPAC in Pasadena, California, said in a press release, ‘more observations of the system are sure to reveal more secrets.’
Before then, however, NASA needs to christen these beauties with sensible monikers. We’re sure they knew asking the public to throw in their two cents wasn’t the best idea but hilarious nevertheless, here are some gems.
— Greg Manko (@GregManko) March 2, 2017
Earth 2s Plus
Earth 2s Plus 128GB
Earth 2s Plus 128GB Black
Earth 2s Plus 128GB Rose Gold
— trutherbotred (@trutherbotred) February 25, 2017
Far from Trump1
Far from Trump2
Far from Trump3
Far from Trump4
Far from Trump5
Far from Trump6
Far from Trump7
— Mike Pons (@mikepons) February 24, 2017
Sour Cream And Onion
Salt And Vinegar
— nocterminal (@_Nocterminal_) February 24, 2017
The Other One
Mrs. Snuggles (she's separated from the Mr)
Pluto # 2
Jesus F. Christ
— ??IDGAF (@NVLuv) February 24, 2017
Tom Riddle's Diary
— Alex (@the_alexb00k) February 24, 2017
— Paul Tweeting (@twiticulture) February 24, 2017
Back to the drawing board NASA?
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.