'Homeless' Planet Seen Adrift in Deep Space

It's cold, young, and doesn't orbit a star

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 17, 2012 2:28 PM CST

(Newser) – Astronomers have identified a "homeless" planet for the first time and given it a rather un-catchy label: CFBDSIR2149. This young and very cold planet is drifting about 100 light-years away with a group of roughly 30 stars, but isn't orbiting any of them—...   Read full story »

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