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Friday, May 27, 2011
Along with the discovery of Gliese 581, an evidently inhabitable planet discovered roughly 20 light years away, an international team of scientists have also discovered what they call "free floating" or "homeless" planets a few weeks ago. These homeless planets were seen because of gravitational micro-lensing which is when an object, such as a planet, with an extreme amount of mass bends light from stars in the background illuminating said planet. Scientists also believe that homeless planets may be quite common. Are they setting up a scapegoat for when Nibiru starts to be visible in the sky?