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Massive glowing 'rogue' planet spotted 'drifting' in space
FOX NEWS ^

Posted on 08/08/2018 5:10:46 AM PDT by windowdude

A massive glowing "rogue" planetary-mass object has been discovered, surprising scientists with not only its size, but also the fact it's not orbiting a star.

The object, named SIMP J01365663+0933473, has a magnetic field more than 200 times stronger than Jupiter’s and is nearly 13 times the size of the gas giant. At its size, it's right between the size of a planet and a failed star, so scientists will need to study it further to determine exactly what it is.

“This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or ‘failed star,’ and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets,” said Caltech graduate student Melodie Kao, who led the study, in a statement.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; science; simpj013656630933473; xplanets
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Nibiru/wormwood?
1 posted on 08/08/2018 5:10:46 AM PDT by windowdude
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To: windowdude

It’s 20 LIGHT YEARS away.


2 posted on 08/08/2018 5:12:37 AM PDT by Kozak (DIVERSITY+PROXIMITY=CONFLICT)
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To: Kozak

Yeah but what’s the price of tea in China?


3 posted on 08/08/2018 5:13:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: windowdude

In before the Death Star posts.


4 posted on 08/08/2018 5:14:03 AM PDT by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as wll say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
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To: Kozak

Don’t point out the reality here....


5 posted on 08/08/2018 5:15:54 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: windowdude

In before >NOT PLAYING<


6 posted on 08/08/2018 5:16:30 AM PDT by Bullish (My tagline is here. you just can't see it.)
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To: windowdude

It’s not a planet, it’s a brown dwarf.


7 posted on 08/08/2018 5:16:49 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: Kozak

Calling all Liberals.


8 posted on 08/08/2018 5:18:15 AM PDT by carmen2017
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To: windowdude

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9 posted on 08/08/2018 5:19:33 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: windowdude

It’s a planetary starship!!!


10 posted on 08/08/2018 5:21:51 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Kozak
It’s 20 LIGHT YEARS away.

Apparently, its been speeding away from Earth ever since 2016 AD.


11 posted on 08/08/2018 5:22:02 AM PDT by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: Kozak
2020 light years away?

lol

12 posted on 08/08/2018 5:22:13 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: windowdude
Bart Simpson: "A drifter: cool!"


13 posted on 08/08/2018 5:24:01 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Kozak
It’s 20 LIGHT YEARS away.

Practically our back yard. The light we're seeing from it was emitted after the astronomers studying it were born. Some of them may even have already earned their PhDs ...

14 posted on 08/08/2018 5:29:44 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: windowdude

The definition of planet includes “orbiting a star.” So this is not a planet, and it’s not rogue.
Is it under the gravitational field of a star, or a large planet? Define “drifting” in a planetary context, and not in an ocean context.
Correct those errors and resubmit your paper.


15 posted on 08/08/2018 5:45:15 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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To: windowdude
I wonder if this is the lost world where international hero/space alien Mr Neutron came?


16 posted on 08/08/2018 5:49:35 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: windowdude

I saw that artists rendition of the planet the other day and read the article.

No where in the article does it indicate it has a ring of blue flames around it’s top.

Where did the artist get that notion?


17 posted on 08/08/2018 5:52:04 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: I want the USA back
The definition of planet includes “orbiting a star.” So this is not a planet

Probably was orbiting a star at one time. Then got "kicked out" of it star system by some gravitational disturbance, perhaps a passing star. Can't see how a planet could form outside a star system, but I suppose it's possible. In nature, it seems damn near anything is possible.

18 posted on 08/08/2018 5:54:52 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: windowdude

Artist’s conception? What the? If the thing is only 20 light years away, why is there no photo?


19 posted on 08/08/2018 6:11:50 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no gstandards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: I want the USA back

That’s what I was thinking.


20 posted on 08/08/2018 6:17:52 AM PDT by windowdude
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