Scientists at the University of Warsaw have discovered a new earth-sized rogue plant. It is said that this is the smallest free-floating planet ever discovered, and its size is between Earth and Mars. Rogue planets are essentially free from any star and float freely in space. After ejecting from their parent planet, they wandered in space. Scientists claim that this new rogue planet may be found in the middle of the Milky Way.

Scientists at the University of Warsaw may have discovered a rogue planet of terrestrial mass. They used a technique called microlensing to discover the planet, which allowed them to find planets they couldn’t find otherwise. They called this event “the most extreme short-term microlens discovered so far.”

Przemek Mroz, one of the scientists involved in this project Twitter Explain what a rogue planet is, and to be precise, a microlens. “Rogue planets do not orbit stars. They have nothing to do with any host star under the action of gravity. They do not emit any visible radiation, so they cannot be detected using traditional astrophysics techniques,” he explained. “However, if such a planet happens to pass in front of a distant background star (called a light source), its gravity may deflect and amplify the light from that source. Observers on Earth will see the light source temporarily brighten, We call this the gravity microlens event.”

Moroz said that the size of this rogue planet may be somewhere between Mars and Earth, and the former possibility is supported by Gaia’s correct movement measurement of the source. He also said that they did not find any stars near the lens, but the possibility of stars orbiting the stars cannot be ruled out. “Scientific American” reported that scientists still need to do more research to confirm the planet’s “rogue” status. Once confirmed, it will be the smallest free-floating planet ever discovered. These rogue planets help researchers understand how planets are formed.

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