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Rogue planet found ~100 light years from Earth



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Astronomers have discovered a potential "rogue" alien planet wandering alone just 100 light-years from Earth, suggesting that such starless worlds may be extremely common across the galaxy.

The free-floating object, called CFBDSIR2149, is likely a gas giant planet four to seven times more massive than Jupiter, scientists say in a new study unveiled today (Nov. 14). The planet cruises unbound through space relatively close to Earth (in astronomical terms), perhaps after being booted from its own solar system.

"If this little object is a planet that has been ejected from its native system, it conjures up the striking image of orphaned worlds, drifting in the emptiness of space," study leader Philippe Delorme, of the Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble in France, said in a statement.









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el Gaucho
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Some of us have known about it for a while. My family has a vacation home there though I imagine we'll sell it now that commoners have found our little secret





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"If this little object is a planet that has been ejected from its native system, it conjures up the striking image of orphaned worlds, drifting in the emptiness of space,"







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Putty
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Rogue planet


Random planets are OOC






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HVAU
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A little Wagner to accompany the End of the World...

Scroll to the 6 minute mark for the short version







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Kracka
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Galvatron





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LOCO5150
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el Gaucho


If you sell now, you are going to frick up the market for the rest of us in the neighborhood.
Let's just wait it out a bit.






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Scruffy
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The planet cruises unbound through space relatively close to Earth (in astronomical terms), perhaps after being booted from its own solar system.
Probably a bigger a-hole than Uranus.







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JordonfortheJ
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Astronomers have too much time on their hands...who the hell cares about anything 1 light year away let alone 100





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Scruffy
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Astronomers have too much time on their hands...who the hell cares about anything 1 light year away let alone 100
You say that now.







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Sophandros
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Galvatron


Don't you mean Unicron?






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DapperDan
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Uranus...ass hole...well played.





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HarryBalzack
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after being booted from its own solar system








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Scruffy
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That's no moon. Its a space station.





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stat19
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Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away.


Thats no moon. Thats a space station.

ETA - Bah Scruffy, you beat me to it.



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Kracka
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Don't you mean Unicron?


yeah that. Sorry.






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