Massive glowing 'rogue' planet spotted 'drifting' in space

Massive glowing 'rogue' planet spotted 'drifting' in space

The planet produces a magnetic field around 200 times greater than that of the largest planet in our Solar System.

They're dubbing it "rogue" because it's mysteriously "drifting" through space without any kind of orbit around a parent star.

This brownish celestial body is travelling through the galaxy completely alone around 20 light years from Earth and has an unusual aurora emanating from its pole.

"This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star, ' and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets", said Caltech graduate student Melodie Kao, who led the study, in a statement.

Brown dwarves have long stumped scientists: they're too huge to be considered planets and not big enough to be considered stars. It also has a magnetic field about 200 times as strong as our infamously spotted neighbor's, driving auroras much like our own, except with a lack of a sun, SIMP's auroras are likely caused by magnetic play with one of its own moons.

Observations from the VLA provided both the first radio detection and the first measurement of the magnetic field of a possible planetary mass object beyond our Solar System.

Though it was first detected in 2016, scientists initially identified it as one of five recently discovered brown dwarfs. They are originally formed inside a star system but somehow escaped.

Breastfeeding vital for babies' sound growth: speakers
She stated that a mother need to feed breast her baby within one hour after birth up to six months, unless decided by physicians. In the past decade, Karnataka has witnessed a 4.4% drop in children under the age of six months who are exclusively breastfed.

NASCAR CEO Brian France Busted For DUI In The Hamptons
France was arraigned at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. and was released on his own recognizance. France was determined to be in "an intoxicated condition" and arrested. "Upon search of his person due to a lawful arrest Mr.

Liverpool make final decision on Nabil Fekir after Lyon demand £60m
He probably won't play Tuesday and Sunday will be very hard as well. "Hopefully it will be good and that's very important". He had a good World Cup and he will create competition for places.

Despite its weight, the newly discovered planet has a radius only 1.2 times that of Jupiter, the study said.

Finding a solitary planet - called a "rogue" planet - is more hard, but researchers just managed to spot one using a radio telescope, and it's a real weirdo.

Kao's team used an advanced radio telescope located in New Mexico to make the discovery. That's because spotting the dips in the star's brightness as the planet passes in front of it gives away its presence.

However, when another team looked at the brown dwarf data they realised one of the objects, dubbed SIMP J01365663+0933473, was far younger than the others.

"We think these mechanisms can work not only in brown dwarfs, but also in both gas giant and terrestrial planets".

The planet is believed to have scorching surface temperatures of around 825C.

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

Related Articles