Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

mysterious rogue planet floating threw space maybe even older that we thought

Mysterious ‘rogue planet’ floating through space may be even odder than we thought

mysterious rogue planet floating threw space maybe even older that we thought

Three years ago, a mysterious object was observed drifting alone in interstellar space, 80 light-years from Earth. Much bigger than Jupiter but smaller than most stars, it was called a rogue planet, and now astronomers can confirm that the object is indeed a planet. PSO J318.5338-22.8603, or PSO J318.5-22 for short, is a large planetary object in the Beta Pictoris moving group. It has a mass of 8.3 times that of Jupiter and a temperature of about 1100 Kelvins. A detailed description of the…

Three years ago, a mysterious object was observed drifting alone in interstellar space, 80 light-years from Earth. Much bigger than Jupiter but smaller than most stars, it was called a rogue planet, and now astronomers can confirm that the object is indeed a planet. PSO J318.5338-22.8603, or PSO J318.5-22 for short, is a large planetary object in the Beta Pictoris moving group. It has a mass of 8.3 times that of Jupiter and a temperature of about 1100 Kelvins. A detailed description of the…

Theoretical Planet 9 may be a rogue planet not native to our solar system By Joel Hruska 1/12/17

Theoretical Planet 9 may be a rogue planet not native to our solar system By Joel Hruska 1/12/17

Planet CFBDSIR2149  Updated Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:39pm AEDT    Scientists believe planet CFBDSIR2149 could be the nearest free floating planet to Earth travelling alone through space.    ESO/L. Calda/P. Delorme/Nick Risinger/R. Saito/VVV Consortium.

Planet CFBDSIR2149 Updated Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:39pm AEDT Scientists believe planet CFBDSIR2149 could be the nearest free floating planet to Earth travelling alone through space. ESO/L. Calda/P. Delorme/Nick Risinger/R. Saito/VVV Consortium.

The Universe is amazing! Did you know this about Rogue planets?

Some stars capture rogue planets

The Universe is amazing! Did you know this about Rogue planets?

'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away - BBC  Pinned by Federal Financial Group LLC

'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away

'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away - BBC Pinned by Federal Financial Group LLC

This rogue planet contradicts what we know about how planets form

This rogue planet contradicts what we know about how planets form

Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 2017 - UCLA, Carnegie Institution astrophysicists get rare peek at a baby solar system 300 light-years away An enormous young planet approximately 300 light-years from Earth has given astrophysicists

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