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Fraser
2012-May-30, 10:50 PM
The concept of nomad planets has been featured before here on Universe Today, and for good reason. Not only is the idea of mysterious lone planets drifting sunless through interstellar space an intriguing one, but also the sheer potential quantity of such worlds is simply staggering. If some very well-respected scientists’ calculations are correct there [...]

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whimsyfree
2012-May-31, 02:13 AM
That's at least the second time that ridiculous frequency estimate has been reheated. Someone needs to be told to give it a rest.

Selfsim
2012-May-31, 11:36 AM
Intriguing (or staggering) as it may be, it doesn't matter how many planets of whatever type turn up.

The existence of life on Earth, does not imply life on exo-planets ... and everything else, is still pure speculation.

publiusr
2012-Jun-01, 10:01 PM
Great --shades of When Worlds Collide...