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12.7 times more massive than Jupiter and with a radius 1.22 that of our gassy neighbour.
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: Riffrafter
Its The Greatship!
Since the beginning of the universe, the giant starship wandered the emptiest reaches of space, without crew or course, much less any clear purpose. But humans found the relic outside the Milky Way, and after taking possession, they named their prize the Great Ship and embarked on a bold voyage through the galaxy’s civilized hearts.
Larger than worlds, the Great Ship is laced with caverns and oceans, scenes of exalted beauty and corners where no creature has ever stood. Habitats can be created for every intelligent species, provided that the passengers can pay for the honor of a berth, and the human captains make the rules and dispense the justice in what soon becomes thousands of alien species joined a wild, unpredictable journey.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Hellmutt
It's not headed for us.
It belongs to the spectral class T2.5 and its position shifts due to its proper motion annually by about 1.24 arcsec with a position angle of about 90°.
Theoretically it is said that stars collapse into dwarf stars, neutron stars or black holes. When they die they don't disappear as most of the mass remains even after a supernova. So you could say that the death of a star is the birth of a black hole, or a dwarf star.
originally posted by: carewemust
If a star dies, wouldn't the planets go flying away until another sun captures them, eventually? This could be one that lost its home star.
originally posted by: Alien Abduct
a reply to: Riffrafter
It says in the article that the object is 200 million years old. How do they know how old it is?
Groups of similarly aged stars moving together through space are considered prime regions to search for free-floating planetary like objects, because they provide the only means of age-dating these cold and isolated worlds. Knowing the age, as well as the temperature, of a free-floating object like this is necessary to determine its mass.