Drifter Planets

Orphan Planet

The Register

Astronomers have identified a new class of Planet - drifters. These large planets, the size of Jupiter, seem to wander through space. The planets have no discernible orbit.

The number of planets may outnumber the number of stars, and the method used can only detect large planets the size of Jupiter. Which means there may be even more smaller sized orphan planets hurling through space willy nilly.

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