CNN – TRAPPIST-1 is the name of a system of seven Earth-size planets orbiting a dwarf star “just” 40 light-years away. Three of the planets sit in the habitable zone of their star, making it possible they could support liquid water on the surface and sustain life.
This has got to be one of the cooler things imagined. Some Belgian scientists were sipping on some brews late at the office one night when they discover a freaking new solar system a bajillion miles away with 7 planets that could sustain life! Just wild! Then, what do they do? Instead of keeping the name ABC-123 like they usually do, they look at each other with buzzed eyes and decide to name the planets after some brews they were drinking. Leave it to the Belgians.