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Fraser
2018-Aug-08, 06:50 PM
In a new study, a team from Caltech recently used the Very Large Array to confirm that a rogue planet just 20 light years away is on the cusp between being a planet and a brown dwarf
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Hornblower
2018-Aug-09, 12:32 AM
The author said it is estimated that there are billions of such rogue bodies, and perhaps even more than there are stars. Then he said it is surprising to find one so close, with what I think is a gratuitous exclamation point. With close to 100 stars that close, why should it be surprising?