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Manx Gaelic goes intergalactic thanks to primary schoolers

Cronk-y-Berry pupils name star and planet after winning UK competition

A little bit of Manx has been put into space thanks to some local primary schoolers.

Two classes of eight and nine-year-olds from Cronk-y-Berry school have beaten thousands of others from across the UK in a competition by the International Astronomical Society, to name a star and planet.

The star, WASP-13, will be named Gloas, the Manx for 'shine', and planet WASP-13b will be now be known as Cruinlagh, which is Manx for 'orbit'.

Chosen because of their 'sense of mystery', the names won 20% of 15,000 public votes.

Rhian Evans went to speak to some of the stars:

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