Astronomers have discovered a planet on the galactic planet that may be "orphaned". That is, it exists if there is no star.
It is worth noting that these planets can not say for sure now that they are "wanderers". The researcher reported on the discovery at site arXiv and reported it as "DS".
As scientists emphasize, planets traveling independently of the stars do not actually emit light. However, they can be detected using methods of microlensing gravity. By doing so, the researchers would like to focus on the planet that is free to fly in the background of the stars. In this case, the planet acts as a lens and the stars increase brightness for a while.
Scientists were able to detect two cases named OGLE-2012-BLG-1323 and OGLE-2017-BLG-0560. The first of these may be the planet of the size of Earth or Neptune passing through and the second is the size of Jupiter or Brown Dwarf. At the same time, researchers do not reject the possibility that the two planets are associated with the parent emitter, but have a very wide orbit.
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