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Astronomers Discover a Free-Floating Planet

Postby t3NSoR » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:27 am

Astronomers Discover a Free-Floating Planet

An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. The planet formed a mere 12 million years ago—a newborn in planet lifetimes....


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