Planet McPlanetface: NASA Unwisely Asks Twitter to Name New Planets

Other suggestions included Moonie McMoonface and the names of 'Friends' characters.


NASA has crowd-sourced names for planets in the newly discovered solar system Trappist-1, but all has not gone to plan.

We all remember a similar incident last year, when the Natural Environment Research Council asked voters to come up a name for a research vessel – and the majority settled, hilariously, on Boaty McBoatface.

The Council overturned that decision, and instead named the vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough . Spoilsports!

- Read More: The hilarious Boaty McBoatface liner's real name was revealed 

And NASA may have to take a similar tactic, as cads on social media have offered a selection of gloriously daft names for the Trappist-4 solar system. The planets in the solar system are currently called Trappist-1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1g, and 1h.

We think you’ll agree that they’re in dire need of sexing up a bit. But when when the space agency tweeted, “#7NamesFor7NewPlanets?”, the responses were not quite what they expected. They are brilliant, though.


Luckily Alex Jones from The One Show didn’t get a similar response when she invited viewers to name her baby!

Overall, the debacle just goes to show that you can always trust the general public to give you a bit of a giggle. Never change, the internet.

Read More:  The One Show's Alex Jones Reveals the Name Of Her Son

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