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Rogue Exomoons

31 Aug 2021, 16:00 UTC
Rogue Exomoons NASA/JPL-Caltech

Exoplanets are notoriously difficult to detect, and even more difficult to detect are exomoons: moons orbiting exoplanets. However, exomoons are believed to be at least as common as exoplanets. A new study points to a source where exomoons may be more easily detected: isolated planetary-mass objects, also known as rogue or nomadic planets.

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