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Belgian Astronomers Named Newly-Found Planetary System After Their Favorite Beer
Tech Times ^ | 14 March 2017, 7:22 am EDT | Amy Gordon

Posted on 03/14/2017 8:08:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A crew of five astronomers from Belgium have discovered an exceptional planetary system and surprisingly it has got the name of their favorite beer.

The planetary system has been christened TRAPPIST-1 by the astronomers after The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope or TRAPPIST. It is an arrangement of seven planets just 40 light-years away, surrounding a dwarf star.

The sizes of the planets are almost similar to that of the Earth. Three of the seven planets are in the liveable area of the star to ensure that they can reinforce liquid water in the external zone and support life.

Each exoplanet also received a nickname given by the team after conventional Trappist beers, such as Orval, Westvleteren and Rochefort, some of which have been fermented for hundred years.

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TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: beer; trappist1; xplanets
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1 posted on 03/14/2017 8:08:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Not Spain’s Mahou?

Milwaukee’s Best?


2 posted on 03/14/2017 8:11:03 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Bud LIGHT!


3 posted on 03/14/2017 8:13:23 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

I would have hoped for Amstel or Stella (Artois)


4 posted on 03/14/2017 8:14:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Ambition Without Talent Is Sad, Talent Without Ambition Is Worse)
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To: BenLurkin

Named it after a beer? Now people will make fun of them. Should have kept their Silence.


5 posted on 03/14/2017 8:15:51 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Abortion is what slavery was: immoral but not illegal. Not yet.)
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To: BenLurkin

Please, please, please, Anheuser-Busch/IBG has plenty of money, they don’t need to have astronomical entities named after their brands.


6 posted on 03/14/2017 8:16:31 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: BenLurkin

Natty!

Oh, wait...


7 posted on 03/14/2017 8:19:03 PM PDT by W. (Deny the infiltrating lazy scum who only want a free ride admission to the USA!)
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To: BenLurkin

Call it “TRUM”!!


8 posted on 03/14/2017 8:24:07 PM PDT by WENDLE (We said REPEAL the socialism NOT replace with other socialism.!! RINOCARE GOES NOWHERE)
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To: WENDLE

Excuse me.CALL IT “TRUMP”!!


9 posted on 03/14/2017 8:25:01 PM PDT by WENDLE (We said REPEAL the socialism NOT replace with other socialism.!! RINOCARE GOES NOWHERE)
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To: BenLurkin

Sulu: “Entering the Trappist system, captain. Slowing to impulse.”

McCoy: “About damn time! Y’ know how hard it is to get a good lambic ale out here?”

Spock: “Patience, Doctor. We will be in orbit shortly.”

McCoy: “Patience, hell!”

Kirk: “Easy, Bones! Tell you what, When we get there, I’ll buy the first round.”

CC


10 posted on 03/14/2017 8:25:56 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)
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To: BenLurkin

Excellent. Lifting one to the astronomers, or would if I drank beer.


11 posted on 03/14/2017 8:26:39 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Excellent.


12 posted on 03/14/2017 8:33:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Dwarf system? Seven planets? Sounds dopey!


13 posted on 03/14/2017 8:33:22 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BenLurkin

Those remote observatories can be a lonely place ;-)


14 posted on 03/14/2017 8:35:21 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Viva Le Deplorable)
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To: BenLurkin

Read a beer book that said that Belgium is the “Disneyland of Beers”. Trappist isn’t a bad choice. (I’m partial to a red sour Belgian brew—but that would be a lousy name).


15 posted on 03/14/2017 8:43:35 PM PDT by hanamizu
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To: BenLurkin

That one closest to that star - Corona.


16 posted on 03/14/2017 8:55:58 PM PDT by Slyfox (Where's Reagan when we need him? Look in the mirror - the spirit of The Gipper lives within you.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ll drink to that.


17 posted on 03/14/2017 9:14:04 PM PDT by moovova
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To: BenLurkin
TRAPPIST IS CRAP!

Planet PBR!!!

18 posted on 03/14/2017 9:29:40 PM PDT by Organic Panic (Flinging poo is not a valid argument)
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To: BenLurkin

Eventually, you run out of deities to name things after.


19 posted on 03/14/2017 9:41:00 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy (rightwingcrazy)
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To: Celtic Conservative
Spock: "Doctor McCoy, you are a sensualist."

McCoy: "You bet your pointed ears I am!"

20 posted on 03/14/2017 10:01:51 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Progressives are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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