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Rogue planets could potentially support life


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Wandering planets that aren't part of a solar system might still be capable of supporting life.

To date most of the effort towards hunting down extrasolar planets has been focused on locating distant worlds situated in orbit around other stars, but out in the cold depths of interstellar space there actually exists another predominantly overlooked type of planet that does not belong to any one solar system.

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Doesn't matter what we see or think we see, we either can't get to it or wouldn't survive it even if we could get there.

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IF these rogue planets can support life underground, I just wonder how long? I guess the core would cool slowly, but with a heavy layer of ice on top I would think the world would become uninhabitable. May take millions of years, so I guess it may be a moot point.

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I thought I read about this like a year ago?

Maybe it was this article?

http://abcnews.go.co.../story?id=99236

Maybe if we can find planets between here and the closest star, we could get to those easier then going to that closest star?

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I think I read somewhere recently that extrasolar planets might be the most common kind- more getting thrown out during the cataclysmic stage of solar system formation than stay in.

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I think I read somewhere recently that extrasolar planets might be the most common kind

An extrasolar planet is ANY planet not in our solar system. Rouge planets are those not in orbit around a star.

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An extrasolar planet is ANY planet not in our solar system. Rouge planets are those not in orbit around a star.

Cheers. Rogue planets was what I meant.

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I guess our universe has a lot of potential.

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