Earlier this year, Inquisitr reported on the discovery of a giant wandering that floats only 20 light years away from Earth. Unlike most planets, this celestial body does not circulate around the stars and wandered through the cosmic darkness, discovered by radio telescope.
Now, astronomers have announced that they have found two more planets in our galaxies, an anchovy travelers who live in the eternal night, wandering the void all by themselves.
According to A new scientist, two floating floating planets were found by Polish astronomers from the University of Warsaw who discovered planetary bodies in the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) survey at the Las-Campanas Observatory in Chile.
"The theory of the formation of the planet predicts the existence of freely floating planets emanating from their parent systems, although they emit little or no light, can be detected during gravitational microflow events," the team said in a new study released last week on the arXiv print server.
While most of the planetary discoveries are made using a technique known as the transit method – which seeks to fall into the star's brightness to pass the orbiting planet in front of it, Inquisitr Previously reported – finding a planter is a lot trickier.
That is because the lonely celestial nomads are not tied to the star that can pass and temporarily weaken, warning the astronomers of their presence. In their case, scientists rely on gravitational microlensing – an astronomical phenomenon that illuminates hidden planets when they happen to cross stellar stars coming from distant stars.
When the planet floats in the path of the distant starlight, its gravitational retraction causes stars to light attenuation and distortion, notes Futurism, This effect can be observed by Earth-based observers and may lead to the detection of an exoplanet that would otherwise be unnoticed.
The method has been used before to find planets lurking outside our solar system – even across the Milky Way, as reported Inquisitr earlier this year.
The same technique helped OGLE to pick up one of the new planets of the planet on April 16, 2017. Detection was later confirmed as a planetary body through observation of observations of other observables, reports Motherboard.
Marked OGLE-2017-BLG-0560, this facility is huge and could be "planetary Jupiter's planet on galactic disc or brown dagger in the bulge", up to 20 times larger than Jupiter's mass, in detail astronomers.
Ignored by these exciting findings, the team searched for the OGLE archive and found another skitavian planet. Known as OGLE-2012-BLG-1323, this planet was originally discovered on August 21, 2012, but it simply fell through the cracks and has been ignored so far.
Unlike the discovery of 2017, this hiker is considerably smaller – in fact, it is the smallest planet ever found to wander around the universe – and the massive movement between Earth and Neptune is estimated.
So far, only a dozen planets of the planet have been discovered, although astronomers suggest that the Dairy Way may host more planets and stars without starships.