News of Lil Uzi Vert buying the planet WASP-127b has come as a surprise to many who not only are wondering how crazy it is for a human being to buy an entire planet but whether it’s actually legally possible to do so.
Well GuidelineLaw.com will break this down to you in the most simple terms for your comprehension.
First of all, Yes, technically, an individual, as in the case of Lil Uzi Vert can own a planet as the only law guiding the ownership, sale or buying planets, moons, stars etc in space, The Outer Space Treaty, only prohibits countries and governments from ownerships of as such.
Outer space, the treaty clearly states, is not subject to national appropriation.
Since the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, otherwise known as Outer Space Treaty, it is therefore legally acceptable for an individual to own a planet or other celestial bodies, if only they can buy it from the right person.
Who can sell a planet to Lil Uzi Vert?
The fact is, No one has ownership rights to any celestial body, including WASP-127b, so who could have sold WASP-127b to Lil Uzi Vert?
The answer is clear, you can’t sell what you don’t own. Although there websites that are into the sale of planets and other celestial bodies, granting costly documents that confers ownership that is nothing more than a piece of paper for bragging to friends.
These websites are all over the internet, ready to sell you any celestial body, a plot of land in heaven maybe.
So here you have, Lil Uzi Vert may be able to buy a planet he cannot visit not actually own, isn’t that the beauty of having more money than you can spend?.