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First earthlike and possibly habitable exoplanet found nearby

Planet 581c sits under the glowering red dwarf Gliese 581.
Planet 581c sits under the glowering red dwarf Gliese 581.
Karen Wehrstein


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    Amanda Evrard 5 years ago

    Peersonally I think Planet G is the perfect name!

  • s katz 5 years ago

    Planet Speculative Hope

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  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Not Ours. Stop trying to colonize things, the natives don't appreciate it. Do you think Native Americans appreciate white colonizers?

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Plan B

  • Patriot Daily 5 years ago

    This comment was posted by me. why does it say anonymous?

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Fresh Kills Landfill 2

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Alpha (581g)

  • terrypinder 5 years ago

    Eos Eterna

  • comeaug 5 years ago

    Planet "ILSP"- Intelligent Life Still Possible!

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Liberal Refuge

  • Blackbrant 5 years ago

    "Bertha". After all, we named our own wonderful planet from the German/Norse name for dirt; we should name the first known potentially life-bearing planet outside our own solar system something equally prosaic. "Bertha" for that Earth-mother kind of effect. Also, it's a bit bigger than our own planet.

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Terra Nova - New Earth

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Rigel 7

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  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Twilight. Since it's tidally locked and all.

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  • forethought 5 years ago

    Pyrite (for reasons that will become clearer as they gather more data)

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Humans - so egocentric - maybe the current inhabitants already have a name for it....

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    There probably aren't any, and if there are I think we can defer to them 40+ years from now when we find out what they call it.

  • democracy_inaction 5 years ago

    How embarrassing would it be to find out that there are human-like inhabitants on that planet and that they call theirs "earth" too? Like showing up to prom in the same dress as someone else...

  • Scott Trombetta 5 years ago

    Tabula rasa
    ...maybe we won't destroy this one so quickly

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  • democracy_inaction 5 years ago

    ...still laughing at this!

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    How about "please don't call me earth". I know it's a little long, but I know if I were that planet and I knew anything about this planet, I wouldn't want to be call by the same name.

  • Bkrainock 5 years ago

    Libertarian Paradise

  • btr0813 5 years ago

    A place devoid of intelligent life but with native bacteria? I'm naming this planet "Wasilla."

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Farth (Far Earth)

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    The anti-Christ

  • chvu 5 years ago


    (A worthy tribute to the great man)

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  • bill.dietz 5 years ago

    I'd go with 'Horizon'... both for being the first of (I have no doubt) many more planets discovered of it's type and also because it is a gravitationally locked planet, one side always facing the sun the other away. Therefor the temperate zone would be the band between the dark and lights sides, putting the sun always on the horizon as it were. ;-)

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    How about ...

    LAT -- Let's Ask Them

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  • AdamJ 5 years ago

    Geminos Terra - Earth's Twin

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  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Planet Badass

  • CJAllen 5 years ago


    (oasis on the Dead Sea, literally "spring of the kid")

  • SpaceLifeForm 5 years ago


    Because the planet is tidally locked and can't change it's view.

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  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Let's see, it is the child of a red dwarf, and might be able to sustain life but nobody's certain about that yet. How about Kim Jong Un?

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  • magnetmann 5 years ago

    Terra minor

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  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    How about GOP Proposed Palestinian Homeland?

  • Hal Cohen 5 years ago

    3 times earth's mass, orbiting a red dwarf, and one-sided (to its star) I've got to go with Limbaugh

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    How about Imagine..Who would object to being called Imaginesians?


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