Using telescopes from around the world, a team of astronomers recently discovered 70 additional free-floating planets (FFPs), the largest sample of “Rogue Planets” discovered to date in the Milky Way.
That incredible distance made the original discoverers of the planet back in 2011 think it was “rogue”. But a new research shows that the planet is in fact gravitationally bound to a star, just as an absurdly far distance.
Rogue planets are planets that might be lurking in the vast dark between stars. With recent discoveries we’re getting closer to definitively saying that they do exist.
Once a star left the gravitational embrace of its solar system, its pretty much destined to drift through interstellar space forever. Astronomers call these drifters “rogue planets” and one of them have been found recently.