New York: Recently Astronomers have detected a massive glowing “rogue” planetary-mass object outside the solar system. Which has surprised the scientists not only with its size and magnetic field, but with the fact it is not orbiting any star. rogue planet

Scientists have found that the newly discovered ‘rouge’ planet named SIMP J01365663+0933473, is over 13 times bigger than the size of  Jupiter. The object’s magnetic field is more than 200 times that of Jupiter which is in turn between 16 to 54 times stronger than Earth’s, according to NASA scientists, also the object is around 20 light years away from the Earth.

This Rouge planet is not attached with any star and is the first of its kind to be discovered using radio telescope. The object is at the borderline of a planet and a brown dwarf, or ‘failed star’, and is giving some surprise, that can potentially help us to understand the magnetic process on both stars and planets, said Melodie Kao from Arizona State University in the US. rogue planet

This was discovered by using the US National Science Foundation Karl G. Jansky very large array (VLA) telescope. This massive strange object called SIMP J01365663+0933473 is raising the question to scientists that, how the object, can maintain a magnetic field so strong, as well as generate spectacular auroras, is still unclear.

This extra Terrestrial object was originally discovered in 2016 as one of the five brown dwarfs. The scientists have studied with the VLA to gain more knowledge about the magnetic fields, and the mechanism by which some of the coolest, such objects can produce strong radio emissions. rogue planet

Last year an independent group of scientists discovered that the rogue planet SIMP J01365663+0933473 is part of a very young group of stars. Young means it is only 12. 7 times more massive, and with a radius of 1. 22 times than that of Jupiter. The Caltech team that has originally detected its radio emission in 2016, had once again observed its radio frequency in their new study and confirm that the object’s magnetic field is even stronger than what was measured in the first time. rogue planet

The new research was described in an article published July 31 in the Astrophysical Journal.


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