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Kepler telescope glimpses population of free-floating planets https://phys.org/news/2021-07-kepler-telescope-glimpses-population-free-floating.html

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-kepler-telescope-glimpses-population-free-floating.html
Kepler telescope glimpses population of free-floating planets

phys.org

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Royal Astronomical Society

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Tantalizing evidence has been uncovered for a mysterious population of "free-floating" planets, planets that may be alone in deep space, unbound to any host star. The results include four new discoveries that are consistent with planets of similar masses to Earth, published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.