Scientists Discover 'Lonely Planet'
It's got no sun around which to orbit
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Oct 10, 2013 1:57 PM CDT

(Newser) – Have you ever felt bad for a planet? OK, probably not, but you might now. Scientists have discovered a new, "lonely planet," 80 light years away from Earth that doesn’t have a sun to orbit around. According to NBC, these starless wonders have been discovered before, but “in the past, it hasn’t always been clear whether these were orphaned planets or failed stars. This time, the scientists say they’re sure it’s a planet.”