Earlier this year, Inquisitr told to find a giant rogue planet that floats just 20 light years away from Earth. Unlike most planets, this heavenly body does not rotate the stars, and it was only found by the wandering cosmic darkness that was detected by radiotelescopic.
Now astronomers have announced that they have found two other fake planets with our galaxy flags – starry travelers who stay in the eternal night, wander alone.
By New Scientist, The Polish astronomers at the Warsaw University found two free-floating planets that discovered the planetary parts of the body from the Las Campanas Observatory option in the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) study in Chile.
"Planet-forming methods predict the existence of free floating planets thrown from their parents' systems, although they give little or no light, they can be detected during gravity gauges," the team explains in a new study published last week on the esprint server arXiv.
While most of the discovery of the planets is made using a method known as a transit method – which searches for the star's brightness as it detects the evolving planet Inquisitr previously reported – finding rogue planets is much more difficult.
This is because these lonely celestial nomads are not tied to stars, through which they can pass and temporarily fade, thus alerting astronomers to their presence. In their case, scientists rely on gravity gauges, an astronomical phenomenon that shines by illuminating hidden planets when they occur with cross-country paths.
When the planet travels to the path of the distant star light, its gravitational twisting causes the star light to warp and distort, states Futurism. Earth-bound observers can detect this effect and may lead to detection of exoplanets that would otherwise have been missed.
The method has previously been used to find planets outside the solar system – and even the Milky Way boundaries, such as Inquisitr earlier this year.
The same technique helped OGLE pick up a new type of rogue planet on April 16, 2017. Observation was subsequently confirmed in the body of the planet by means of follow-up studies by other observatory centers, reports motherboard.
In the OGLE-2017-BLG-0560 living room, this item is huge and can be either a "Jupiter-mass planet in a galactic plate or a brown dwarf", up to 20x Jupiter's mass, in detail astronomers.
With this exciting discovery excited the team stumbled through the OGLE archive and stumbled to another cheat planet. Known as OGLE-2012-BLG-1323, this planet was originally found on August 21, 2012, but simply dropped through cracks and was forgotten so far.
Unlike the 2017 find, this rogue state is considerably smaller – in fact, it is the smallest planet that has ever been found to run the universe alone – and its estimated mass is between Earth and Neptune.
Only a dozen devastating planets have so far been revealed, although astronomers suggest that the Milky Way could host more star points and real stars.