Metaphors in Space

Someone at NASA named a doomed, soon-to-be devoured planet "WASP":

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Hubble space telescope has discovered a planet in our galaxy in the process of being devoured by the star that it orbits, according to a paper published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

The doomed planet, dubbed WASP-12b, has the highest known surface temperature of any planet in the Milky Way -- around 1,500 degrees Celsius (2,800 degrees Fahrenheit).

But it could be enveloped by its own parent star over the next ten million years, the paper's authors have concluded.

I've always wanted Whit Stillman to make a sci-fi movie. Perhaps the death of this planet could act as motivation?