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
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(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.”

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Rossco13
Oct 11, 2013 9:03 AM CDT
...I'm just waiting for the Nibiru comments...
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Oct 10, 2013 11:10 PM CDT
What a trashy, disgusting 'reporting' to bring forth good scientific information. Go feel around inside a wasps nest.
1freeusa
Oct 10, 2013 10:04 PM CDT
I am sure we still have a lot to learn, and the possibilities limitless. One theory could be that an advanced intelligent civilization learn to contain the planetary biosphere, and propel their planet out of its orbit to escape a collapsing star. If the technology is there it would be easier than building a fleet for a large population.