Massive Rogue Planet With Unexplained Aurora Glow Discovered

August 4, 2018

A planet over 12 times more massive than Jupiter has been found drifting alone through space around 20 light years away from Earth.

The ‘rogue’ object is not attached to any star, and is the first of its kind to be discovered using a radio telescope from Earth.

Both its mass and the enormous strength of its magnetic field challenge what scientists know about the variety of astronomical objects found in the depths of space.

A planet over 12 times more massive than Jupiter has been found drifting alone through space around 20 light years away from Earth.

The ‘rogue’ object is not attached to any star, and is the first of its kind to be discovered using a radio telescope from Earth.

Both its mass and the enormous strength of its magnetic field challenge what scientists know about the variety of astronomical objects found in the depths of space.

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