Astronomers spot up to 170 giant rogue planets

Our conceptions of stars and planets tend to be based upon the model provided by the solar system. In the solar system it is believed that the Sun is located at the center and planets revolve around it on orbits.

Many of us it is the standard for all the planets and star systems across the universe. We believe that stars and planets can only be found in beautiful families like the solar system.

The universe also has planets which do not have stars of their own. What are these planets supposed to revolve around? They aren’t. These are space nomads that wander the vast expanse of space on their.

According to estimates, the universe has billions these planets that are in our galaxy. These are planets that resemble ghost ships that travel the oceans blindly, without having anyone in the boat to direct them.

Researchers from Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux in France have found 170 pf such rogue planets. The researchers used European Southern Observatory resources to discover the planets.

Rogue planets develop by swirls of gas and dust from space form they aren’t enough to make their own star. One possibility could be that Rogue planets could be ones that have been thrown from the star system. However, these planets could be able to detect a subtle heat signature.

“We recorded the tiny movements as well as the luminosities and colors of hundreds of millions of stars over a vast expanse in the night sky.” states Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux Astronomer and first creator, Nuria Miret-Roig. The publication quoted her. European Southern Observatory.

These planets were found in those of the Upper Scorpius and Ophiuchus constellations. The study was published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

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