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Rogue Planet Find Makes Astronomers Ponder Theory
CNN / Reuters ^ | October 5, 2000 | Maggie Fox

Posted on 12/28/2005 1:02:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Eighteen rogue planets that seem to have broken all the rules about being born from a central, controlling sun may force a rethink about how planets form, astronomers said on Thursday... "The formation of young, free-floating, planetary-mass objects like these is difficult to explain by our current models of how planets form," Zapatero-Osorio said... They are not linked to one another in an orbit, but do move together as a cluster, she said... Many stars in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, may have formed in a similar manner to the Orion stars, she said. So there could be similar, hard-to-see planets floating around free near the Solar System.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; History
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; rogueplanet; rogueplanets; xplanets

1 posted on 12/28/2005 1:02:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: 75thOVI; AndrewC; Avoiding_Sulla; BenLurkin; Berosus; CGVet58; chilepepper; ckilmer; Eastbound; ...

Blast from the Past -- so old, Clinton was still president (shudder).


2 posted on 12/28/2005 1:05:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("In silence, and at night, the Conscience feels that life should soar to nobler ends than Power.")
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To: HOTTIEBOY

You may find this thread intresting


3 posted on 12/28/2005 1:05:40 PM PST by MNJohnnie (We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.--GWBush)
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the Upsilon Andromedae System graphic, via the Wayback Machine.
4 posted on 12/28/2005 1:11:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("In silence, and at night, the Conscience feels that life should soar to nobler ends than Power.")
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To: MNJohnnie
SunkenCiv is right. It is a blast from the past. Since then some scientists have theorized that many gas giants are merely brown dwarfs that never reached the point of nuclear reaction within themselves.
There is a fine line between a massive gas giant planetary body and a brown dwarf star. Until the core reaches 18 million degrees or so, gas giants don't have the pressure to support nuclear fusion.
Interesting story nonetheless. Thanks for the ping.
5 posted on 12/28/2005 1:20:50 PM PST by HOTTIEBOY (If the enemy is in shooting range, so are you.)
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System of three stars harbors newfound world
MSNBC.MSN.com | July 13, 2005 | By Michael Schirber
Posted on 07/15/2005 4:08:14 AM PDT by eagle11
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1443405/posts


6 posted on 12/28/2005 1:47:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("In silence, and at night, the Conscience feels that life should soar to nobler ends than Power.")
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To: SunkenCiv
Planet "X"?


7 posted on 12/28/2005 3:04:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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Blast from the past ping...


8 posted on 12/28/2005 6:18:15 PM PST by KevinDavis (http://www.cafepress.com/spacefuture)
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To: SunkenCiv; BenLurkin
You know, it's not that hard to imagine many rogue planets cruising through space, looking for another sun to take them under their wing after their own sun disappeared.

Supposed origin of Nibiru of ancient myth, according to Sitchin. Also known as Planet X, the 12th Planet, Marduk, Planet of the Crossing, et al.

9 posted on 12/28/2005 9:40:45 PM PST by Eastbound (What goes around, comes around .)
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To: Eastbound; BenLurkin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/925869/posts?page=80#80


10 posted on 12/28/2005 10:46:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("In silence, and at night, the Conscience feels that life should soar to nobler ends than Power.")
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To: SunkenCiv
Apart from myth, it's not all that hard to imagine many rogue planets cruising through space, looking for another sun to take them under their wing after their own sun disappeared.

My point.

What think?

11 posted on 12/29/2005 6:21:58 AM PST by Eastbound
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To: Eastbound

I'd be pretty surprised if you are wrong. My view about the asteroid bits and pieces (apparently quite a lot of it) which are in orbits out of the ecliptic is that they may be primordial, and what we call the ecliptic got that way because of captures of passing bodies, including the one we live on. :')


12 posted on 12/29/2005 7:53:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("In silence, and at night, the Conscience feels that life should soar to nobler ends than Power.")
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X-Planets
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13 posted on 01/08/2008 11:44:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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So Many Lonely Planets with No Star to Guide Them
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2722302/posts


14 posted on 05/19/2011 3:04:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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