(This question is in reference to this post)
I would read that magazine.
But yeah, they are most definitely a thing. I’ve covered them here before.
When solar systems are forming, and young planets condense out of gases and debris, their orbits are not always stable. Either because of collisions (like the one that created our moon) or extreme elliptical orbits at the distant edges of their star system, they can be catapulted out of regular orbits and sentenced to a life among the darkness.
It would look something like this:
Exoplanets orbiting stars near the Sun.
Hopefully no one takes this to mean that other stars, and their attendant planets, revolve around us, right? I mean, we’re cool, but we’re not THAT cool.
Although the number of confirmed exoplanets is only in the hundreds, the number of estimated exoplanets could be as high as 100 billion (or more?), or one for every star in the Milky Way.
And that doesn’t count the cold, presumably dead, rogue planets wandering interstellar space, forever alone.
Nominate your favorite science audio and video projects for Science Studio’s “Best Of” collection!
I love science multimedia, you love science multimedia, everyone loves science multimedia (or at least they do if they want to be friends with us). That’s right, YouTube videos, animations, radio, podcasts, professional or indy … it’s all fair game. And Science Studio will be choosing the best and brightest for their anthology later this year.
Anything published in 2012 is fair game, which sadly means that MY YouTube channel is not eligible (boo-hooooooo :( I know you wanted to nominate all my videos).
Go submit your favorites! Or your favourites*! They deserve it.