River of Stars: Exoplanet Named After Thai ‘Chao Phraya’ River

05.11.2019 - 07:11

ERIDANUS — Thailand’s mightiest river and one of its tributaries are making their mark among the stars. Based on votes by Thai citizens, the WASP-50 star and its orbiting exoplanet WASP-50 b is now named after the Chao Phraya River and Mae Ping river, respectively. If more exoplanets are discovered orbiting Chao Phraya, they will also be named after the river’s other tributaries such as the Wang, Yom, and Nan Rivers.

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