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Mysterious Population of Rogue Planets Discovered in Galaxy

An exciting piece of evidence has been exposed for a Mysterious population of rogue Planets or free-floating Planets that may be alone in the deep space, limitless to any host star.

The evidence suggests the presence of four discoveries that are similar to planet sizes and dimensions. In addition, several of these celestial bodies are similar to the mass of the Earth. Pertinent pieces of information are published in the journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.The study was led by Iain McDonald of the University of Manchester, UK. He used 2016 data which, was captured in the 2016 K2 mission. Scientists at that time used NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.

Mysterious Population of Rogue Planets Discovered in GalaxyDuring this two-month-long campaign, Kepler observed a crowded arena of millions of stars close to the center of the Galaxy every thirty minutes. In addition, he continued vigorous viewing to find infrequent gravitational microlensing events.The team then found 27 short-duration micro-lensing signals candidates that diverse over the time scales of an hour and ten days. Several of these had been formerly seen in the data, which was obtained from the ground simultaneously.

As predicted by Albert Einstein, around 85 years ago in his General Theory of Relativity, micro-lensing defines how the presence of other stars at the forefront can temporarily magnify the light from a star in the background. This phenomenon generates a short burst in brightness that can last from an hour to a few days. Roughly 1 out of every million stars in the Galaxy is visibly artificial by micro-lensing at any given time. Still, only a very few percent of these are expected to be caused because of Planets.

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