Astronomers have recently discovered a collection of rogue planets; Free-floating planets that do not orbit a particular star and travel alone deep in space. More than seventy planets, each with a Jupiter-comparable mass observed in the Milky Way galaxy, are the largest group of such cosmic objects discovered.
The planets, which exist in the constellations Scorpio and Maraphas (Eve), have been observed using a set of images recorded by several telescopes, both on Earth and in space.
Imaging these types of planets is very difficult; Because they are not close to any stars that can be seen with their help. نوریا میرتروگ, An astronomer at the University of Vienna and the Bordeaux Astrophysics Laboratory, and his colleagues analyzing data collected over the past 20 years have been able to detect faint signs of heat emitted during the formation of these planets over the past millions of years. The data came from the European Space Agency’s Southern European Observatory (ESO) and Gaia satellite telescopes and several other telescopes.
Location of newly discovered rebellious planets.
Everybody smells“The astronomer at the Bordeaux Astrophysics Laboratory and one of the researchers in this study said in a press release:
The findings of this research team show that we should expect more rogue planets to be discovered.
There may be billions of these free-floating giant planets that roam freely in the Milky Way galaxy without dependence on any star.
According to the ESO press release, this discovery is a big step towards discovering how these mysterious planets formed. It is possible that these rebellious objects first formed around stars and then were strongly ejected from their system. Another possible hypothesis is that the collapse of gas clouds led to the formation of these planets.
European Space Agency’s “Super Large Telescope”
According to Everybody smells, Astronomers are now waiting for the completion of the “Super Large Telescope” project (Extremely Large Telescope or ELT) are the European Space Agency; Giant observatories that will play an important role in finding more data about rogue planets. The ELT mission is set to begin in the late 1990s.
The findings are published in the journal Nature Astronomy.