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Belgian astronomers name alien planet after their favorite beer

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Belgian astronomers name alien planet after their favorite beer

Michael Gillon was chilling on his couch at home when he discovered the first TRAPPIST exoplanet CNN reports. "I saw this drop in brightness, which was a clear indication that something had passed in front of the star," Gillon said. "My wife was already sleeping, my daughter was going to bed, and I said, 'hey, look! This is an Earth-sized planet.' She was not impressed at all because it was just a graphic." Gillon's team of five Belgian scientists had discovered one of the most remarkable planetary systems -- and decided to name it after their favorite beer "I was...

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