Runaway planets find new homes around distant stars

After spending an eternity rocketing through the interstellar void, rogue planets can sometimes end their travels and find new solar systems to call home. But these adoptive parent stars aren't all that welcoming of their new planets. » 4/17/12 9:25am 4/17/12 9:25am

Hypervelocity planets are zooming out of our galaxy at warp speed

The wildest ride in the galaxy is found on hypervelocity planets. These worlds got too close to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, and have been flung away at a twentieth of the speed of light. » 3/22/12 11:19am 3/22/12 11:19am