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and you thought what it was coming from behind the sun ?
Astronomers say they've spotted lonesome planet without a sun
Alan Boyle, Science Editor NBC News
15 hours ago
Image: PSO J318.5-22.
V. Ch. Quetz / MPIA
An artist's conception shows the planetary-mass object PSO J318.5-22.
Eighty light-years from Earth, there's a world that's just six times more massive than Jupiter, floating all alone without a sun to keep it warm, astronomers reported Wednesday.
Such free-floaters have been reported before, but in the past, it hasn't always been clear whether these were orphaned planets or failed stars. This time, the scientists say they're sure it's a planet.
"We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this," team leader Michael Liu of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa said in a news release. "It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all alone. I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do."
The heat signature of the world, known as PSO J318.5-22, was identified by the Pan-STARRS 1 wide-field survey telescope on Haleakala, on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The light coming from the object is about 100 billion times fainter in optical wavelengths than the planet Venus. Most of its energy is emitted in infrared wavelengths.
In a report being published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, Liu and his colleagues said the object has properties similar to those of gas-giant planets found orbiting young stars.
it's a previously unidentified planet within range of our solar system.
I'm sure that this completely unique solar body is just another gas giant without a sun...
As per whether or not it is Nibiru
I hope it doesn't crash into the eearth, I had a dream about a big comet crashing into the earth. It was so real. I wonder if this is it?
80 light years.. That means it takes less than 80 years to get there. Light years, for those who simply cannot grasp the concept, means they are faster than space years. Space is dark, right? so.. and light travels fast, got it? Plus as it's a gas giant, that means it's not asaheavy as a solid planet, which means it's going to get here sooner. Probably by 2014
reply to post by angryhulk
Calm down Bruce,
we don't need another incident.
When Nibiru gets here, you can be sent there to take out the annunaki and in doing so will bring Marvels planet hulk to life then.edit on 10-10-2013 by InhaleExhale because: (no reason given)