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Scientists Find Jupiter-Dwarfing Rogue Planet Floating Through The Cosmic Void

CFBDSIR2149-0403 is the unromantic name of the ‘rogue planet’ scientists have found floating through the empty space between stars only 100 light years away from Earth.

Scientists have a hard time figuring out just how common rogue planets, that is planets without stars, are because the primary way to see extra-solar bodies is from the light that their suns reflect off of them.

However now that the planet has been found, the absence of a star actually allows scientists to examine the planet more closely, as it no longer is overwhelmed by the light from a sun.

Source: National Post


 

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