Rogue planets

The Moons of Rogue Planets Could Have Liquid Surface Water and Thick Atmospheres. They Could be Habitable

A rocky world might not need a star to be habitable. It might just need to orbit a large gas…

2 weeks ago

In the Far Future, Stellar Flybys Will Completely Dismantle the Solar System

Consumption and disintegration. Next time you want to be the life of the party—if you're hanging out with cool nerds…

7 months ago

A Rogue Earth-Mass Planet Has Been Discovered Freely Floating in the Milky Way Without a Star

If a solar system is a family, then some planets leave home early. Whether they want to or not. Once…

9 months ago

Planetary Mass Objects Discovered in Other Galaxies

A team of researchers at the University of Oklahoma have discovered "planetary mass bodies" outside of the Milky Way. They…

2 years ago

Is it a Massive Planet or a Tiny Brown Dwarf. This Object is Right at the Border Between Planet and Star

In a new study, a team from Caltech recently used the Very Large Array to confirm that a rogue planet…

3 years ago

Rogue Planets Could Form On Their Own in Interstellar Space

Free-floating rogue planets are intriguing objects. These planet-sized bodies adrift in interstellar space were predicted to exist in 1998, and…

8 years ago

New Rogue Planet Found, Closest to our Solar System

This artist’s impression shows the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada/P. Delorme/Nick Risinger/R. Saito/VVV Consortium Rogue planets – also…

9 years ago

Worlds Without Suns: Nomad Planets Could Number In The Quadrillions

[/caption] The concept of nomad planets has been featured before here on Universe Today, and for good reason. Not only…

9 years ago

Rogue Planets Could Drive By And Scoop Up Life

[/caption] Free-floating "rogue" planets may occasionally dip into the inner Solar System, picking up dust containing organic compounds -- a.k.a.…

9 years ago

Rogue Planets Can Find Homes Around Other Stars

[/caption] As crazy as it sounds, free-floating rogue planets have been predicted to exist for quite some time and just…

9 years ago