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'Rogue Planet' Found Wandering Through Space

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posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 05:26 PM

I am definitely not a Nibiru believer, but this story may be fuel for the fire for some. It would be interesting to know if this planet could latch onto a gravitational orbit somewhere along its travels and find a permanent home.

This is just more evidence that the Universe is a damn incredible place full of endless wonders.

posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 05:36 PM
this has already be posted.........intresting neverless

posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 05:43 PM

Its coming.

posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 05:50 PM
reply to post by Juggernog


Cool find, too bad it doesn't do much for space exploration.

posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 05:51 PM
This chunk of mass is not known to have an atmosphere, nor does it orbit a sun. What criteria does one use to consider it a planet? Why is it not just a large asteroid?

I am not very knowledgeable on space matters so I was wondering.

posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 06:01 PM
reply to post by mwood

Its mass...

"We find that [the object] is probably a 4-7 Jupiter masses, free-floating planet with an effective temperature of ~700K and a log g of ~4.0, typical of the late T-type exoplanets that are targeted by direct imaging," Delorme wrote.

posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 07:58 PM
Like eriktheawful said in another thread: "That rogue planet is 100 light years away. 1 Light Year is just over 5.8 trillion miles.
If that planet were to be headed our way, even traveling at the speed of light, it would take it 100 years to get here.

It's the closest one found to us yet, but the term "Close" is rather relative. Our closest neighbor, Alpha Centauri is 4.3 light years away. So a star, that was just recently discovered to have a planet around it is actually much, much closer than this rogue object."

edit on 14-11-2012 by nancyliedersdeaddog because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 04:48 AM
Question? Is it called a rogue planet because it won't accept democracy ?

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 07:35 PM

How funny is it that scientists claim it is a rogue planet just by looking at a dot

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