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)