a rogue planet without a solar system coming our way!

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a rogue planet without a solar system coming our way!

Post by falkor » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:02 am

Image drifting through interstellar space without a star of its own to orbit, has been discovered a hundred light years from Earth. If confirmed, it will be the first of its kind to be proven to exist - and there may be billions more like it out there. :green:

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Re: a rogue planet without a solar system coming our way!

Post by wallarookiller » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:08 am

I saw this. Imagine that thing slamming into another planet. Everything around it would be destroyed.

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Re: a rogue planet without a solar system coming our way!

Post by mj12cz » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:35 pm

Nibiru, Rogue planet, bet its cold on that!

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Re: a rogue planet without a solar system coming our way!

Post by falkor » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:16 pm

too true Pat :green:
A possible free-floating exoplanet, drifting through interstellar space without a star of its own to orbit, has been discovered a hundred light years from Earth. If confirmed, it will be the first of its kind to be proven to exist - and there may be billions more like it out there.
without a star it's just an asteroid surely?

why is it a rogue planet and not a rogue asteroid? planet to me suggests habitable or possibly habitable, like mj12cz alludes, it would be horrendously cold

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Re: a rogue planet without a solar system coming our way!

Post by rob42 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:37 pm

without a star it's just an asteroid surely?
I suppose it depends on your definition of a planet. The members of the IAU can't even agree on this :roll:
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