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Manx school wins competition to name exoplanet

Cruinlagh and Gloas top public vote

An exoplanet and its host star will have Manx names thanks to pupils at one of the Island's primary schools.

Cronk-y-Berry Primary School topped the poll in an International Astronomical Union competition after their suggestions of Cruinlagh and Gloas, meaning shine and orbit, made the final shortlist.

Schools from across the British Isles submitted more than 1,000 entries, before 10 were selected for the public vote.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle has congratulated the students on social media.

We spoke to the students last month, who explained why they chose these names: