Saturday, June 04, 2011

Free-Floating Planets May Be More Common Than Stars

Free-Floating Planets May Be More Common Than Stars
NASA Mission News 05.18.11

PASADENA, Calif. -- "Astronomers, including a NASA-funded team member, have discovered a new class of Jupiter-sized planets floating alone in the dark of space, away from the light of a star. The team believes these lone worlds were probably ejected from developing planetary systems."

Very, very interesting. Looks like "empty" space isn't as empty as once thought. So what might these lone planets be like? Anyone remember Space 1999?

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