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Mysterious ‘zombie planet’ has rogue orbit around star

Kramer Phillips | @KramerPhillips| January 09, 2013

Mysterious ‘zombie planet’ has rogue orbit around star

A zombie planet rises from the dead.

Astronomers remain puzzled by a recent finding of a “zombie planet” that seems to have a rogue orbit.

“We are shocked. This is not what we expected,” said study leader Paul Kalas, an astronomer with the University of California at Berkeley and the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, in a statement Tuesday.

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