NASA has found at least 10 planets of Jupiter's mass that are "floating" in space, away from the light of a star, adding to the hundreds of billions of lone planets in Milky Way galaxy, a new study has revealed.
The newly discovered isolated planets, also called "free-floating Jupiters" by scientists, are located at about a distance of 10,000 to 20,000 light-years from Earth.
These planets are believed to be ejected from developing planetary systems, NASA said in a statement on Wednesday, indicating various possibilities of existence of life elsewhere.
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And, this Urantia Book passage seems to speak of these lonely planets here:
41:10.1 Some of the variable stars, in or near the state of maximum pulsation, are in process of giving origin to subsidiary systems, many of which will eventually be much like your own sun and its revolving planets. Your sun was in just such a state of mighty pulsation when the massive Angona system swung into near approach, and the outer surface of the sun began to erupt veritable streams — continuous sheets — of matter. This kept up with ever-increasing violence until nearest apposition, when the limits of solar cohesion were reached and a vast pinnacle of matter, the ancestor of the solar system, was disgorged. In similar circumstances the closest approach of the attracting body sometimes draws off whole planets, even a quarter or third of a sun. These major extrusions form certain peculiar cloud-bound types of worlds, spheres much like Jupiter and Saturn.