A Jupiter-Like Rogue Planet Wanders Alone in the Dark of Space – SciTechDaily

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Jupiter-Like Rogue Planet

This artist’s conception illustrates a Jupiter-like planet alone in the dark of space, floating freely without a parent star. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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This artist’s conception illustrates a <span class=glossaryLink aria-describedby=tt data-cmtooltip="

Jupiter
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and the fifth planet from the sun. It is a gas giant with a mass greater then all of the other planets combined. Its name comes from the Roman god Jupiter.

” data-gt-translate-attributes='[{“attribute”:”data-cmtooltip”, “format”:”html”}]’>Jupiter-like planet alone in the dark of space, floating freely without a parent star.

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Exoplanet hunters have found thousands of planets, most orbiting close to their host stars, but relatively few alien worlds have been detected that float freely through the galaxy as so-called rogue planets, not bound to any star. Many astronomers believe that these planets are more common than we know, but that our planet-finding techniques haven’t been up to the task of locating them.

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A planet survey, called the Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA), scanned the central bulge of our <span class=glossaryLink aria-describedby=tt data-cmtooltip="

Milky Way
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains the Earth, and is named for its appearance from Earth. It is a barred spiral galaxy that contains an estimated 100-400 billion stars and has a diameter between 150,000 and 200,000 light-years.

” data-gt-translate-attributes='[{“attribute”:”data-cmtooltip”, “format”:”html”}]’>Milky Way galaxy from 2006 to 2007. It used a 5.9-foot (1.8-meter) telescope at Mount John University Observatory in New Zealand, and a technique called gravitational microlensing. In this method, a planet-sized body is identified indirectly as it just happens to pass in front of a more distant star, causing the star to brighten. The effect is like a cosmic funhouse mirror, or magnifying lens – light from the background star is warped and amplified, becoming brighter.

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Using the latest technology, NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will conduct a survey to discover many more exoplanets using powerful techniques available to a wide-field telescope.

This artist’s conception illustrates a Jupiter-like planet alone in the dark of space, floating freely without a parent star. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This artist’s conception illustrates a <span class=glossaryLink aria-describedby=tt data-cmtooltip="

Jupiter
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and the fifth planet from the sun. It is a gas giant with a mass greater then all of the other planets combined. Its name comes from the Roman god Jupiter.

” data-gt-translate-attributes='[{“attribute”:”data-cmtooltip”, “format”:”html”}]’>Jupiter-like planet alone in the dark of space, floating freely without a parent star.
Exoplanet hunters have found thousands of planets, most orbiting close to their host stars, but relatively few alien worlds have been detected that float freely through the galaxy as so-called rogue planets, not bound to any star. Many astronomers believe that these planets are more common than we know, but that our planet-finding techniques haven’t been up to the task of locating them.
A planet survey, called the Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA), scanned the central bulge of our <span class=glossaryLink aria-describedby=tt data-cmtooltip="

Milky Way
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains the Earth, and is named for its appearance from Earth. It is a barred spiral galaxy that contains an estimated 100-400 billion stars and has a diameter between 150,000 and 200,000 light-years.

” data-gt-translate-attributes='[{“attribute”:”data-cmtooltip”, “format”:”html”}]’>Milky Way galaxy from 2006 to 2007. It used a 5.9-foot (1.8-meter) telescope at Mount John University Observatory in New Zealand, and a technique called gravitational microlensing. In this method, a planet-sized body is identified indirectly as it just happens to pass in front of a more distant star, causing the star to brighten. The effect is like a cosmic funhouse mirror, or magnifying lens – light from the background star is warped and amplified, becoming brighter.

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Using the latest technology, NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will conduct a survey to discover many more exoplanets using powerful techniques available to a wide-field telescope.


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Awesome stuff.
Planet x
Is it a planet without a star?
Yes.
“…a Jupiter-like planet alone in the dark of space, floating freely without a parent star.”
Click bait. No actual planet was discovered.
These planets are not “freely floating”. They just orbit the centre of the galaxy rather than a star.
Not all who wander are lost.
Cool and awesome stuff
Click-bait indeed. Channel continues to deteriorate.
If this free floating planet enters a stellar nebula and accreitation occurs, it will become a future star.
Fascinating
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