A planet without a star, only 100 light years away.


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A planet without a star, only 100 light years away.

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  • How does this planet generate that much heat?

  • lino

    Clearly, they must have at least two political parties.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    HA HA ! ! Well, it is a little curious – especially since it’s receiving NO heat from a parent star. The article mentioned an age of only millions of years, pretty young on a Cosmological timescale, so maybe just the sheer mass (4-7 times Jupiter’s) and the young age accounts for its temp due to gravitational contraction – just a guess. Any Astronomers/Astrophysicists out there care to comment?

    Vey odd thing – a planet with no parent star, drifting unfettered thru the Universe…

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