More Orphan Planets Than Stars

May 20, 2011 in New Age Science, Richard Branson, UFO & Extraterrestrial by Webmaster

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Cold, Lonely Planets More Common Than Sun-Like Stars | Wired Science | Wired.com

Cold, Lonely Planets More Common Than Sun-Like Stars | Wired Science | Wired.com http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/05/cold-lonely-exoplanets/ Seems like every week astronomers find a new exoplanet, one that’s the biggest or the smallest or the hottest or most habitable. However, this week astronomers are…

 

Astronomers are announcing a truly unique and new class of exoplanets: Jupiter sized planets that are in extremely large orbits or completely unbound from a host star altogether. And there appear to be a lot of them, as these planets seem to be more common than main sequence stars.

This raises a number of questions. Did these planets form near a star only to be ejected from the system? And if they truly have never been bound to any stars, do these planets represent a new planetary formation process? In any case, these observations have discovered a whole new population of Jupiter-sized planets in the Milky Way, and there are a lot of them.

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