Free floating planet spotted

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    Nov 14, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hNGLGo7y3SqixAUNj7_uJQfRXpQg?docId=CNG.7adec2770c7f7394c154e8dbcc95e0ec.421

    "Astronomers on Wednesday reported they had detected a planet that had strayed from its star system and was wandering alone in deep space.
    Object CFBDSIR2149 is believed to be a cold, young world that for unknown reasons has pulled free of the gravitational pull of its mother star, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said."

    This keeps coming up more and more. Space: 1999 could be real! I want to be on a planet that's blasted out of its orbit into the universe!!!!

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  • Lincsbear

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    Nov 14, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    Reminds me of Worlorn in George R.R. Martin`s 'The Dying of the Light'!
  • reptile18

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    Nov 17, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    [quote]Space: 1999 could be real! I want to be on a planet that's blasted out of its orbit into the universe!!!![/quote]

    Um... so that you can freeze to death? Or starve to death?
  • Montague

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    Nov 17, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
    reptile18 said[quote]Space: 1999 could be real! I want to be on a planet that's blasted out of its orbit into the universe!!!!


    Um... so that you can freeze to death? Or starve to death?[/quote]

    Or slowly watch as your planet is about to collide with another object!!
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    Wonder what life would be left on that planet? Bacteria and viruses? icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    JR_RJ saidWonder what life would be left on that planet? Bacteria and viruses? icon_confused.gif
    Sounds like a midwestern ghetto.
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:33 AM GMT
    Fascinating!

    But think about it, hydrothermal vents in our own planet has life and they flourish; some are very deep in our own oceans, lacking our star's own light energy. If there would be some source of energy that this planet can tap on (either from asteroid impact / gravitational pull of other systems/planets/moon), then anything is possible for life to exist icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ saidWonder what life would be left on that planet? Bacteria and viruses? icon_confused.gif
    Sounds like a midwestern ghetto.
    Sounds like my emo heart when I stop looking for something better... Hopefully this cold planet has high mountains, deep valleys, and spewing volcanoes!
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    showme saidhttp://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hNGLGo7y3SqixAUNj7_uJQfRXpQg?docId=CNG.7adec2770c7f7394c154e8dbcc95e0ec.421

    "Astronomers on Wednesday reported they had detected a planet that had strayed from its star system and was wandering alone in deep space.
    Object CFBDSIR2149 is believed to be a cold, young world that for unknown reasons has pulled free of the gravitational pull of its mother star, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said."

    This keeps coming up more and more. Space: 1999 could be real! I want to be on a planet that's blasted out of its orbit into the universe!!!!

    3591_1.jpg


    Sounds like a teenage growing up story of some lonely, young planet intent on making it on his own after running away from his domineering emasculating mother star. icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ saidWonder what life would be left on that planet? Bacteria and viruses? icon_confused.gif
    Sounds like a midwestern ghetto.
    Sounds like my emo heart when I stop looking for something better...
    You mean you're gonna settle for me? Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ saidWonder what life would be left on that planet? Bacteria and viruses? icon_confused.gif
    Sounds like a midwestern ghetto.
    ....this cold planet has high mountains, deep valleys, and spewing volcanoes!



    Mhmmmm we can flood your deep valleys with my spewing volcanoes. icon_twisted.gif

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    Nov 17, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    Wow thats amazing, wonder if it'll ever happen to uor plannet? I wonder how people would react?
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ saidWonder what life would be left on that planet? Bacteria and viruses? icon_confused.gif
    Sounds like a midwestern ghetto.
    Sounds like my emo heart when I stop looking for something better...
    You mean you're gonna settle for me? Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
    Where are you getting settling from? I never even mentioned traveling there... and how come you're using it as a metaphor for you? You're older, not a rotting corpse. icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    AejA87 saidWow thats amazing, wonder if it'll ever happen to uor plannet? I wonder how people would react?
    Got til December to find out... I'll be watching my shows and chilling...
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    OmegaOne said
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ saidWonder what life would be left on that planet? Bacteria and viruses? icon_confused.gif
    Sounds like a midwestern ghetto.
    ....this cold planet has high mountains, deep valleys, and spewing volcanoes!



    Mhmmmm we can flood your deep valleys with my spewing volcanoes. icon_twisted.gif

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    You caught my drift! icon_razz.gificon_cool.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    death-star-1.jpg

    THAT'S NO PLANET
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ saidWonder what life would be left on that planet? Bacteria and viruses? icon_confused.gif
    Sounds like a midwestern ghetto.
    Sounds like my emo heart when I stop looking for something better...
    You mean you're gonna settle for me? Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
    Where are you getting settling from? I never even mentioned traveling there... and how come you're using it as a metaphor for you? You're older, not a rotting corpse. icon_confused.gif
    Yes I am a rotting corpse. If you saw the scars from my most recent bicycling accident (on coral rocks) you'd understand why I say that. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ saidWonder what life would be left on that planet? Bacteria and viruses? icon_confused.gif
    Sounds like a midwestern ghetto.
    Sounds like my emo heart when I stop looking for something better...
    You mean you're gonna settle for me? Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
    Where are you getting settling from? I never even mentioned traveling there... and how come you're using it as a metaphor for you? You're older, not a rotting corpse. icon_confused.gif
    Yes I am a rotting corpse. If you saw the scars from my most recent bicycling accident (on coral rocks) you'd understand why I say that. icon_lol.gif
    I've got scars all over my body. Come Summer, I'll shave my hair down and take a picture of the on my head. Nothing more telling than a scar... its the people who don't have a single scar on their entire body that are scary. icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    ArtsyRunner saiddeath-star-1.jpg

    THAT'S NO PLANET
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ saidWonder what life would be left on that planet? Bacteria and viruses? icon_confused.gif
    Sounds like a midwestern ghetto.
    Sounds like my emo heart when I stop looking for something better...
    You mean you're gonna settle for me? Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
    Where are you getting settling from? I never even mentioned traveling there... and how come you're using it as a metaphor for you? You're older, not a rotting corpse. icon_confused.gif
    Yes I am a rotting corpse. If you saw the scars from my most recent bicycling accident (on coral rocks) you'd understand why I say that. icon_lol.gif
    I've got scars all over my body. Come Summer, I'll shave my hair down and take a picture of the on my head. Nothing more telling than a scar... its the people who don't have a single scar on their entire body that are scary. icon_confused.gif
    So you're a rotting corpse too? Sweet! Let's get married! icon_biggrin.gif
  • RollDontWalk

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    Nov 17, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    Now that is weird as fuck. How does a planet escape its own solar system? I'd think doing so would require defying gravity.

    edit: Unless it isn't a planet. ArtsyRunner may be onto something...
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:08 AM GMT
    RollDontWalk saidNow that is weird as fuck. How does a planet escape its own solar system? I'd think doing so would require defying gravity.

    edit: Unless it isn't a planet. ArtsyRunner may be onto something...


    Haha the Death Star doesn't exist . . . but my Hindu friend from Skype hypothesized the discovery of this rogue planet to be the life-destroying avatar of Kali, the Goddess of Death and Destruction. If this is true, we have at least 100 years to prepare for that shit (since CFBDSIR2149-0403 is 100 light years away from us at the moment).

    On a more sane note, the planet could just have been pulled from orbit by a star even bigger than it's original sun. It is actually moving together with 30 other stars called the AB Doradus Group, so this would make more sense.
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    showme saidhttp://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hNGLGo7y3SqixAUNj7_uJQfRXpQg?docId=CNG.7adec2770c7f7394c154e8dbcc95e0ec.421

    "Astronomers on Wednesday reported they had detected a planet that had strayed from its star system and was wandering alone in deep space.
    Object CFBDSIR2149 is believed to be a cold, young world that for unknown reasons has pulled free of the gravitational pull of its mother star, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said."

    This keeps coming up more and more. Space: 1999 could be real! I want to be on a planet that's blasted out of its orbit into the universe!!!!

    3591_1.jpg


    Yay you're one of the few on google+ icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    RollDontWalk saidNow that is weird as fuck. How does a planet escape its own solar system? I'd think doing so would require defying gravity.

    edit: Unless it isn't a planet. ArtsyRunner may be onto something...
    This isn't the first rogue planet discovered. It's just the closest (100 light years).

    The definition of a planet isn't clear, either. A red dwarf and a giant planet can have very similar characteristics...kinda like deciding whether or not Pluto was/is a planet.
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    What the hell is this all about? Gravity should prevent something like this happening unless this is something very odd afoot... which I suppose could be the case. Many things out there we've recently discovered over the last 30 or 40 years. Black holes.. quasars.. many others....