Astronomers Discover Billions of Floating Planets in the Milky Way

The Astronomers have discovered ten possible Jupiter-sized planets alone floating in our Milky Way galaxy, guiding them to recommend hundreds of billions more of these orphan bodies subsist thee and everywhere in space.

During 2006 and 2007 the research performed by an international group guided by Takahiro Sumi from Osaka University in Japan, reviewed the center of the Milky Way.  The group approximated that for each star there is in this galaxy, there are about double as several free-floating worlds the mass of Jupiter.

Billions of Floating Planets in the Milky WayAccording to the researchers that it is probable that several of the planets might only have extremely far-away orbits around stars.  David Bennett, a NASA and National Science Foundation-funded co-author of the study from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana said, “Our results suggest that planetary systems often become unstable, with planets being kicked out from their places of birth.”

There are some free-floating planets have been anticipated to survive however how many there are has been a mystery.  Results are anticipated to assist astronomers improved understand planet formation and evolution models.

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  1. May 23, 2011 at 10:39 am

    The discovery indicates there are many more free-floating Jupiter-mass planets that can’t be seen. The team estimated there are about twice as many of them as stars.Thanks for interesting post.

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