Free Floating Planet

A Free Floating Planet (also Rogue Planet) is a planet not gravitationally bound to a star.

If free floating planets are common they may one day serve as stepping stones for interstellar travel, and a study by Strigari et al. (2012) shows that for every star in the milky way galaxy, there may be as many as ~10,000 unbound objects with masses ranging from Pluto to somewhat larger than Jupiter.

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The following Google+ users have posted articles about free floating planets.

External Links & References

  1. Nomads of the Galaxy (January 2012)
  2. Study-Planets-might-be-born-free-without-a-parent-star (August 2013)
  3. A strange lonely planet found without a star (October 2013)
  4. Habitability vs. Colonizability (Beyond Earthly Skies - October 2013)

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