This video shows an artist's impression of the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9.

This video shows an artist's impression of the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9.

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

pin 1.3k
heart 221
speech 8
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.

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.

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

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

pin 10
heart 4
Three years ago, a mysterious object was observed drifting alone in interstellar space, 80 light-years from Earth. Much bigger than Jupiter but smaller than most stars, it was called a rogue planet, and now astronomers can confirm that the object is indeed a planet. PSO J318.5338-22.8603, or PSO J318.5-22 for short, is a large planetary object in the Beta Pictoris moving group. It has a mass of 8.3 times that of Jupiter and a temperature of about 1100 Kelvins. A detailed description of the…

Three years ago, a mysterious object was observed drifting alone in interstellar space, 80 light-years from Earth. Much bigger than Jupiter but smaller than most stars, it was called a rogue planet, and now astronomers can confirm that the object is indeed a planet. PSO J318.5338-22.8603, or PSO J318.5-22 for short, is a large planetary object in the Beta Pictoris moving group. It has a mass of 8.3 times that of Jupiter and a temperature of about 1100 Kelvins. A detailed description of the…

pin 2
heart 1
'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away - BBC  Pinned by Federal Financial Group LLC

'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away - BBC Pinned by Federal Financial Group LLC

pin 1
Rogue planets.  "A Guide to Lonely Planets in the Galaxy – Phenomena: No Place Like Home"

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

pin 1
heart 1
Rogue planets are homeless worlds. They have neither sunrises nor sunsets, because unlike the planets we’re more familiar with, these lonely worlds aren’t tethered to a star. Instead, they travel i…

Rogue planets are homeless worlds. They have neither sunrises nor sunsets, because unlike the planets we’re more familiar with, these lonely worlds aren’t tethered to a star. Instead, they travel i…

Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
Search