Questions tagged [rogue-planet]

A planet not orbiting a star, but moving through interstellar space according to the pull of various nearby stars and ultimately orbiting the center of the galaxy.

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How much lead time would a statite need to flyby an interstellar visitor?

Phys.org;s Dynamic orbital slingshot: A cool idea to catch up with an interstellar visitor references the MIT press release To catch an interstellar visitor, use a solar-powered space slingshot and ...
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Could a rogue planet's moons harbor life?

Because stars kill stuff with radiation, flares, etc, then die taking planets with them, might it not be easier for living things to live on a rogue planet's moon? Say you had a rogue Jupiter-like ...