Newly Discovered Planet Named “Grawp”

Scientists have been inspired by Harry Potter before when it comes to taxonomy. Stink bugs, wasps, spiders, and dinosaurs have all been named after Potter characters or creatures, but now a celestial body joins the distinguished group. J.K. Rowling took names from constellations, like Sirius, and now NASA is returning the favor. Watch below to learn more about the new planet Grawp!


Laurie Beckoff

My Harry Potter journey began in 2000 when I was six and continued through a bachelor's thesis and master's dissertation on medievalism in the series. I'm a Gryffindor from New York City with a passion for theatre, fantasy, Arthurian legend, and science fiction.