- Skywatch Media News Published on Aug 22, 2018
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- Massive ‘rogue’ planet with mysterious ‘glow’ discovered outside solar system – and it’s 12 times larger than Jupiter
by Saqib Shah, https://www.thesun.co.uk/
Scientists say the “magnetic powerhouse” could hold the key to discovering more alien worlds
A HUGE “rogue” planet with an unexplained “glow” lurks beyond our solar system, claim scientists.
The monstrously large world is 12 times bigger than gas giant Jupiter and the first object of its kind to be spotted using a radio telescope, according to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
They’re dubbing it a “rogue” because it’s mysteriously “drifting” through space without any kind of orbit around a parent star. More baffling still is its mass and powerful magnetic field that’s over 200 times stronger than Jupiter’s. Picking apart its secrets could lead to the discovery of more alien worlds, claim the boffs.
“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 Dr Melodie Kao, an astronomer at Arizona State University.