Astronomers say they have identified an astronomical body that is very probably a nomad planet – a free-floating planet that wanders through space without a parent star. Nomad planets are thought to form either as normal planets that have been kicked out of their home systems, or as lone objects like the smallest stars or […]
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Nomad planets seeding life throughout the universe?
By Will Parker on May 24, 2012 in News, Space
According to new calculations, planets adrift in space without a “home” solar system are abundant in the universe and scientists have proposed that these nomad planets might not only sustain life, but transport it as well. The theory stems from a study published in theMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society that proposed an upper […]