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Astronomers Discover Planet Not In Any Solar System

Eighty light-years from Earth, there's a world that's just six times more massive than Jupiter, floating all alone without a sun to keep it warm, astronomers reported Wednesday.

Such free-floaters have been reported before, but in the past, it hasn't always been clear whether these were orphaned planets or failed stars. This time, the scientists say they're sure it's a planet.

Source: NBC News. Read full article. (link)

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  • Killazontherun||

    If its speed and vector did not match the stars within its grouping, or even spiral, that would be interesting. Not mentioned in the report though.

  • ||

    My 8 year old would be very interested in this. He would also be distraught that the articles authors failed to mention these are called planemos.

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    Finally, a libertarian planet. Go at it alone, ruggedly individualist!