Artist’s animation of a rogue planet in Rho Ophiuchi

This artist’s animation shows what a rogue planet — a planet that does not orbit a star but instead roams freely on its own — could look like. Recently, a team of astronomers, using data from several European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes and other facilities, discovered at least 70 new rogue planets in a region of the sky occupied by Upper Scorpius and Ophiucus. The cloud complex Rho Ophiuchi is visible in the background.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser/S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard)

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Útgáfudagur:Des 22, 2021, 17:00 CET
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Tegund:Milky Way : Planet
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