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LOOK: Twitter users come up with names for 7 new planets

/ 03:31 PM March 03, 2017

Twitter has become a modern-day medium to express one’s thoughts, oftentimes creative ideas.

With the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) announcing the discovery of seven new planets, the Twitter-verse once again offered its most creative inputs.

READ: Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star


The hashtag #7NamesFor7NewPlanets has been trending since last week, with eager users suggesting names for the newly discovered heavenly bodies.


Among several wit-infused entries, the most popular of the bunch was an ode to the publicly named ship “Boaty McBoatface.”

READ: “Boaty Mcboatface’ publicly selected as name of UK’s new polar research ship


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 Others based their answers on pop culture and their favorite shows.

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This user professed his undying love for the forgotten Pluto, while another one took a jab at US President Donald Trump.

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Even NASA’s official Twitter account got into the fray.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra

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TOPICS: NASA, Twitter, Viral
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