Called ‘planemos’, the first set of ‘twins’ discovered blurs the boundaries between planets and stars
A PAIR of strange new worlds that blur the boundaries between planets and stars have been discovered beyond our solar system. A few dozen such objects
have been identified in recent years but this is the first set of “twins”. Dubbed “planemos”, they circle each other rather than orbiting a
star and their existence challenges current theories about the formation of planets and stars.
That is pretty cool. While the first pair that orbits each other, they're not the first planets to be found in open space. To my knowledge, two or
three have been discovered. Of course, there is debate as to whether they're brown dwarfs with planetary disks or planets with dense ring systems.
Well that's what happens sometimes when no star is born in a large pile of star dust.
Think of how this solar system would be like if there was no Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and all the matter that would be used to create them was
gobbled up by Jupiter. We could possibly then have a small brown dwarf oribiting about our star.
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