NASA has discovered a new planet floating freely around the galaxy

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‘All By Myself’: Lonely Planet Found Floating Around in Space

NASA has discovered a new planet floating freely around the galaxy proving the theory that in the dark depths of space, lonely planets outnumber stars in the Milky Way.

A recent study “provides new clues in this mystery of galactic proportions,” said NASA, after scientists found a free-floating, planetary-mass object within a young star family called the TW Hydrae association.

The newly discovered planet, called WISEA 1147 for short, is thought to be up to ten times the size of Jupiter.

 

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A sky map taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows the location of the TW Hydrae family, or association, of stars, which lies about 175 light-years from Earth and is centered in the Hydra constellation. The stars are thought to have formed together around 10 million years ago.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/science/20160421/1038371753/loney-planet-nasa-discovery.html#ixzz46VJmLEuj

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