May 11

Free-Floating Planets May Be More Common Than Stars

Source: NASA Science News

Artist's concept of a Jupiter-like planet alone in the dark of space, floating freely without a parent star.
Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Astronomers have discovered a new class of planets floating alone in the dark of space. These lone worlds are probably outcasts from developing planetary systems and, moreover, they could be twice as numerous as the stars themselves. (read more)

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