- NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to detect rogue planets by spotting their gravitational lensing.
- The telescope, which is slated to launch in 2025, could spot hundreds of free-floating planets that don’t orbit stars.
- Understanding free-floating worlds could help us to better understand how planets of all types form.
We tend to think of our solar system as the standard for planetary systems. A big star in the middle and a bunch of planets…