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Astronomers find an earth-sized rogue planet floating in the milky way exactly like the earth

As when we were young, we all adored going to space once in our life, but after realizing the qualification that is required, it is quite disappointing to cope up. But still hearing something about space really astonishes us and also allows us to imagine how it works.

Recently scientists have discovered something weird which startled the world where an earth-sized rogue planet found to be free-floating in the milky way, which does not orbit any star and that sounds crazy to everyone where we see a twin planet just like earth in a milky way!

earth-sized rogue planet

The rogue planet is really hard to frame and also a doppelganger of the planets in our solar system

The milky way has trillions of rogue planets which represent planets that resemble those planets in the solar system and they are unconnected to any host star, these planets are complicated to encounter as; they match just like the planets in our solar system.

Polish astronomers from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw have submitted the first evidence of Rogue plants in a milky way a few years back but didn’t get the stage for the appreciation of the discovery. But those who found out the facts years back are achieving the rewards now, so good things take time and wait for it.

A device is used to spot those rogue planets, which are difficult to detect in the Milky Way

As we said before, rogue planets are tough to detect where more than 4000 rogue planets have been observed by NASA in total till now, so it requires some technique to spot where an astronomical phenomenon called gravitational microlensing- the lens’s gravity acts as a huge magnifying glass which bends and magnifies the light of distant stars easily. Even this technique must be dealt with perfectly when you are observing three objects: source, lens, and observer while using the Gravitational Microlensing.

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The earth-sized rogue planet is named and characterized in some theories and conditions

While using Gravitational Microlensing, the scientists confirmed the discovery of the very tiny object and shortest-time scale microlensing event ever found and named OGLE-2016-BLG-1928. Prof. Andrzej Udalski commented about the discovery “our discovery illustrates that low-mass free-floating planets can be observed and described separately using ground-based telescopes”.