Rogue planets

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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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