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Name the Exoplanet Contest!

Name the Exoplanet Contest! March 10, 2017

A reader writes:

You commented on the buzz regarding earth-like planets recently.

You know, since the star is called “Trappist”, I suggest we name one of the three planets in the habitable zone after Thomas Merton and another after Christian de Chergé (one of the Algerian martyrs shown in the movie “Gods and Men”).

Any other possibilities come to mind?

Those are the only two famous Trappists I can think of. Trappists sort of have a vocation that doesn’t make for fame. Can anybody think of any other note Trappists to name the other planets for?


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