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Meet one of the newest celestial bodies to be discovered: rogue planets, worlds that hurtle around the galaxy without any parent star. Caitlin Hofmeister explains how we found them, and where we think they might have come from. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Thanks Tank Tumblr: http://thankstank.tumblr.com Sources: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2011/05/18/free-floating-planets-may-be-more-common-than-stars/ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2011-147 http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/LonelyPlanet/ http://www.space.com/11699-rogue-alien-planets-milky-common.html http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/13/a-guide-to-lonely-planets-in-the-galaxy/ http://www.sciencemag.org/content/290/5489/103.abstract http://arxiv.org/abs/1105.3544 http://io9.com/astronomers-say-theyve-found-a-rogue-planet-with-no-su-1443571329 http://io9.com/5960669/astronomers-may-have-just-discovered-the-first-known-free-floating-planet http://io9.com/5877001/what-causes-rogue-planets-to-run-away-from-their-stars http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1267520/gravitational-microlensing