Space Fan News #23: More Floating Planets Than Stars In Our Galaxy

Bit late this week, but nonetheless... Astronomers think there may be more free floating planets than stars in our galaxy. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-147&cid=release_2011-147 Guys who did the survey: http://www.phys.canterbu

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Bit late this week, but nonetheless...

Astronomers think there may be more free floating planets than stars in our galaxy.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-147&cid=release_2011-147
Guys who did the survey:
http://www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/moa/
Mercury's spin orbit resonance on wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(planet)#Spin.E2.80.93orbit_resonance

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