A burst of interesting space observations have come to light lately. So for the next several postings, I'd like to share a few things I've learned. One of the discoveries that caught my attention as an author was those colorful sexy rogues. Who doesn't love a rogue anyway? The wandering bad boy hero who makes our heart speed up? Well, there is another type of rogue, and the astronomers can tell us all about it.
'Orphan' Alien Planet Found Nearby Without Parent Star
Astronomers have discovered a potential "rogue" alien planet wandering alone just 100 light-years from Earth, suggesting that such starless worlds may be extremely common across the galaxy.
The free-floating object, called CFBDSIR2149, is likely a gas giant planet four to seven times more massive than Jupiter, scientists say in a new study. The planet cruises unbound through space relatively close to Earth (in astronomical terms the Milky Way galaxy is 100,000 light-years wide), perhaps after being booted from its own solar system
How cool is that? I think it's fantastic! I'm sure that rogue planet is an extremely frigid place. I have a bluish icy planet story in my future so this is exciting news to me.
If the space exploration subject is interesting to you as well, stop back by for my next post. It has to do with a subject that leaves many of us wondering about...
Habitable Alien Planets