Rogue Planets Wandering Through Interstellar Space Are Rare, Says Study

Rogue Planets Wandering Through Interstellar Space Are Rare, Says Study

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Free-floating planets — planets that have been kicked out of their home solar systems and into the interstellar medium — have long fascinated the exoplanetary science community for both their novelty and their potential to harbor some sort of primitive life. After all, if life can evolve and sustain itself on a planet that has to rely on the kindness of stellar strangers for its only source of luminosity, then life itself must be pretty hardy.

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By | 2018-09-09T20:32:22+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Articles, Education, Science & Technology|

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