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    Astronomers Discover a Free-Range Planet With Incredible Magnetism

    A bizarre rogue planet without a star is roaming the Milky Way just 20 light-years from the Sun. And according to a recently published study in The Astrophysical Journal, this strange, nomadic world has an incredibly powerful magnetic field that is some 4 million times stronger than Earth’s. Furthermore, it generates spectacular auroras that would put our own northern lights to shame.
    http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/08/free-range-planet

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    Very interesting.

    A planet without a star ?

    My deep conviction is that Darth Vader is back with his death star


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    Is it inhabited by a race of hyper-intelligent super chickens?

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    Originally Posted by Patrick_68000 View Post (Source)
    A planet without a star ?
    Quite common, and there may be more of these than actual planets locked into a star systems gravity. This particular one would not be habitable, but various theories have been made on how humanity could colonise star-less planets in the future etc.

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    Originally Posted by Zak Gordon View Post (Source)
    Quite common, and there may be more of these than actual planets locked into a star systems gravity.
    Possible with the billions of galaxies in the universe

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    Originally Posted by amigacooke View Post (Source)
    Is it inhabited by a race of hyper-intelligent super chickens?
    That's the first thing I thought of when I saw "Free-Range"...