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Monday, 9 December 2013 - Reported by Marcus
A petition to name a recently discovered planet Gallifrey has received more than 26,000 supporters.

The planet, known as HD 106906 b, was discovered earlier this year by a team working at the University of Arizona. The planet is a gas giant that is estimated to be approximately eleven times the mass of Jupiter and orbits its star at a distance of nearly sixty billion miles, or about 650 times the distance between Earth and the Sun.

A petition has been started by Australian Sam Menhennet to ask the International Astronomical Union to rename the planet Gallifrey, in honour of Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary.
Doctor Who is legendary, award winning, record breaking, and global, and this planet deserves something special and supernatural as its name, How better to honor its existence than by dubbing it the home planet of our beloved time travelling alien, The Doctor?
The petition can be viewed at