Rogue planets

How Many Planets Could Be in the Kuiper Belt?

A recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters investigates the potential existence of Mars-sized free-floating planets (FFPs)—also known as…

2 months ago

What’s the Source of Binary Rogue Planets?

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is already making great strides in helping us to unravel the mysteries of the…

3 months ago

Roman Could Finally Tell Us if Primordial Black Holes Exist

When the Universe erupted into existence with the Big Bang, all of its matter was compressed into a tiny area.…

4 months ago

Misaligned Binary Star Systems are Rogue Planet Factories

Astronomers are discovering that free-floating, rogue planets are common in the Milky Way. Hundreds were recently found in the Orion…

4 months ago

Why Build Megastructures? Just Move Planets Around to Make Habitable Worlds

A new study recommends we stop looking for megastructures and start searching for advanced civilizations who have moved multiple planets…

5 months ago

If Rogue Planets are Everywhere, How Could We Explore Them?

A new study estimates there could be hundreds of rogue planets nearby that we could explore for signs of extraterrestrial…

7 months ago

There Could be Trillions of Rogue Planets Wandering the Milky Way

A pair of new studies set to be published in The Astronomical Journal examine new discoveries in the field of…

7 months ago

A Rogue Earth and Neptune Might Have Been Found in Older Data

Scientists have found what appear to be rogue planets hidden in old survey data. Their results are starting to define…

12 months ago

Astronomers Find 70 Planets Without Stars Floating Free in the Milky Way

A international team of astronomers, using observatories all over the world (and one in space), discovered 70 new rogue planets…

2 years ago

Rogue Planets Could be Habitable

The search for potentially habitable planets is focused on exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—for good reason. The only planet we know…

2 years ago