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Astronomers may have found a moon orbiting a rogue planet with no star

Artist's illustration of an exoplanet, exomoons and a galaxy

Rogue planets could possibly be the proper spots to search out an orbiting exomoon

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Astronomers may have found a moon orbiting a distant rogue planet. While the planet doesn’t orbit a star, its moon may be near the dimensions of Earth and heat sufficient to have liquid water on its floor, a function mandatory for all times as we all know it.

Mary Anne Limbach at Texas A&M University and her colleagues carried out a sequence of calculations to attempt to decide whether or not rogue planets can be good locations to search for moons past our photo voltaic system, referred to as …

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