Animation of free-floating planets

An artist's animation of free-floating planets. Using observations and archival data from several of NSF's NOIRLab’s observatories, together with observations from telescopes around the world and in orbit, astronomers have discovered at least 70 new free-floating planets — planets that wander through space without a parent star — in a nearby region of the Milky Way known as Upper Scorpius OB stellar association.


H.Bouy/COSMIC-DANCE team/T. van de Zalm/M. Attard.
Music: K. Preston

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Release date:Dec. 22, 2021, 9 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2131
Duration:01 m 28 s
Frame rate:29.97

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