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    Lonely Planet: Researchers Discover Wandering World That Doesn’t Orbit A Star

    A team of astronomers at the University of Montreal has uncovered a cosmic first -- a planet without a star to orbit. Though stargazing scientists have theorized the existence of planet-sized objects that don't orbit any star for years, research published today is the first to confirm a sighting of a so-called "free-floating planet," CFBDSIR2149, which meanders about a cluster of stars known as the AB Doradus Moving Group.

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