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Spotted: A free-floating, planetary-mass object in family of stars (pic inside)!

Spotted: A free-floating, planetary-mass object in family of stars (pic inside)!

The newfound object, termed WISEA J114724.10204021.3, or just WISEA 1147 for short, may help scientists understand planets without stars.

Extrasolar planet formation sheds new light on other planetary systems

Researchers has found evidence that an extrasolar planet may be forming quite far from its star-about twice the distance Pluto is from our Sun.

Our sun was a feisty toddler

A new research has suggested that our Sun was both active and "feisty" in its infancy, growing in fits and starts while burping out bursts of X-rays.

Cloud that can hold water for ages detected

Astronomers have detected a huge cloud of water vapour, which can deliver a multitude of oceans to dry planets and is cold enough to form comets around a nascent solar system.