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Planet Without A Star Spotted By Astronomers (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


Science & Tech  (tags: : Video, PSO J318.5-22, Astronomy, Constellations, Extrasolar Planet Without Star, Extrasolar Planet Without Sun, Free-Floating Planet, Space Program, Skywatching )

Judy
- 407 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
While most planets orbit a host star, like the Earth revolves around the sun, an international team of scientists recently spotted a planet without a star. The extrasolar planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, appears to be drifting through space.



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Bob P. (425)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 9:40 am
Thanks Judy
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:17 pm
As Spock would say, Fascinating!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:51 pm
Fascinating indeed. Just goes to show that the universe may prefer binary; there are exceptions to its rule.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:10 pm
Noted. Amazing! Thanks, Judy.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:42 pm
Interesting.
 

Birgit W. (150)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 3:46 pm
Interesting, thanks.
 

Jav R. (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:10 pm
Muy interesante
 

Barbara V. (51)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 6:39 pm
There must be millions of planets like that out there. No home star. Gotta have a star, or there'll be no life. I love reading about finding new stars and planets, etc., out there in the universe. What's most fascinating is the millions of stars WITH suns, meaning we ain't alone by any means. .
 

Barbara Goheen (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 7:28 pm
Interesting..
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:05 pm
Fascinating and intriguing. Space is an endless and vast void where infinite possibilities exist.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:58 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 9:24 pm
I can honestly say I understand the phrase, "drifting through space."
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:35 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Azmi Timur (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:59 am
Noted thanks
 

Rebecca D. (30)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:47 pm
Noted thank you.
 

Winn Adams (199)
Monday October 14, 2013, 7:10 am
Thanks
 

Oleg Kobetz (104)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:15 am
Thanks
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday October 28, 2013, 11:12 am
Cool!
 
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