Earlier this year, Inquisitor It was reported in the discovery of a gigantic rogue planet floating just 20 light-years away from the world. Unlike most planets, this particular celestial body does not lose the trajectory of a star and is found only in the cosmic darkness that is detected by the radio telescope.
Now, astronomers have announced that in the galaxy, two rogue planets were found in our non-starring voyagers, who were constantly living in the night, leaving a space between themselves.
By New ScientistThese two free-floating planets were found by Polish astronomers from the University of Warsaw and found planetary objects with data from the Optical Gravity Lens Test (OGLE) survey at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.
Ğ The theories of planet formation predict the existence of free-floating planets from parent systems. Although they may emit little or no light, gravity can be detected during microfluidic events ler, the team explains in a new study published last week in the arXiv.
Wanderers with Stars
While most planetary discoveries are made using a technique called the transition method, it is a method that tries to locate a planet in orbit that passes a curve in front of the star's brightness. Inquisitor Previously reported – rogue planets are very difficult to find.
Because these solitary celestial nomads do not depend on a star to which they can transition and temporarily decrease, so astronomers warn their existence. In their case, scientists rely on the microzonation of gravity – an astronomical phenomenon that sheds light on hidden planets when they pass through starlight through distant stars.
When a planet is dragged in the direction of the light of a distant star, the gravitational pull causes the star light to strike and strike, notes futurism. This effect can be detected by connected observers to the Earth and can lead to the detection of external planets that may have gone unnoticed.
This method, as previously reported, has been used to find planets hidden outside our solar system and even beyond the boundaries of the Milky Way. Inquisitor at the beginning of the year.
The same technique helped OGLE to capture one of the newly established fraudulent planets on April 16, 2017. Detection was then confirmed as a planetary organ through observation observations from other observatories. Motherboard.
Double OGLE-2017-BLG-0560, this object can be enormous and "a Jupiter-mass planet on a galactic disc or a brown dwarf on the ledge" with "20 times the mass of Jupiter".
This exciting find attracted the team, scanned the OGLE archive and stumbled on another rogue planet. This planet, known as OGLE-2012-BLG-1323, was originally identified on August 21, 2012, but has just fallen from cracks and has been overlooked so far.
In contrast to the 2017 discovery, this fraud is rather small – in fact, it is the smallest planet in which it roams the universe alone – and has an estimated mass ranging from Earth to Neptune.
Although astronomers suggest that the Milky Way could host more starless planets and real stars, only about a dozen rogue planets have been discovered so far.