That's right: Cristiano Ronaldo now has an entire galaxy named after him, thanks to astronomers who discovered a hiterto-unknown cluster of stars.

The discovery was made by a team of scientists at the University of Lisbon - where else?

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David Sobral, head of the team, happens to be a huge football fan - and he honoured the underwear model (and occasional footballer) by naming the galaxy Cosmos Redshift 7 - or CR7 for short after admitting that he had been "inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo."

What's more, the sobriquet for the galaxy seems entirely fitting, to judge by the description in Sobral's press release: "It's an exceptionally rare object - by far the hottest we've observed at this stage of the universe."

Only one thing could take the edge off the honour for Ronaldo: there are actually an estimated 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe. The fact that every man, woman and child on earth could have 20 galaxies named after them, and still have billions to spare, makes it seem every so slightly less special.

Although it's still more special than being given one of those certificates saying you've had a star named after you: with 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the night sky, there are literally billions up for grabs for every single one of us!

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