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'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)

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An artist's conception of a hypervelocity star that has escaped the Milky Way. Image Credit: NASA

from io9

Rogue planets can form without a parent star

Rogue planets can form without a parent star. Scientists call them free-floating planets — massive celestial wanderers that have broken free from the confines of their original solar system. Or perhaps not. New research suggests that these so-called rogue planets may have formed completely on their own — and that there could be billions of them.

from National Geographic News

"Nomad" Planets More Common Than Thought, May Orbit Black Holes

"Nomad" Planets More Common Than Thought, May Orbit Black Holes - Between 3 and 6 percent of stars host rogue planets

from Phenomena

A Guide to Lonely Planets in the Galaxy

Rogue planets. "A Guide to Lonely Planets in the Galaxy – Phenomena: No Place Like Home"

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from WIRED

Rogue Planet Confirmed Orbiting Around ‘Eye of Sauron’

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from BBC News

'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away

Nov 2012 "Rogue" planet CFBDSIR2149 100 ly away wandering all alone: without a local star to orbit.

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