1. Our Moon Could Escape Earth's Orbit and Become a “Ploonet”  Futurism
  2. What is a Ploonet? | Is the Moon a Planet?  Popular Mechanics
  3. Forget planets, space could actually be full of ‘ploonets’, scientists decide  Yahoo News
  4. Goodnight, moonmoons. Ploonets are our new space superstars  CNET
  5. Scientists reveal ‘ploonets’ as NEW type of space object – and say the Moon could turn into one  The Sun
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New research suggests that some moons may escape their host planets' orbits to become "ploonets" — and Earth's own Moon could eventually join their ranks.New research suggests that some moons may escape their host planets' orbits to become "ploonets" — and Earth's own Moon could eventually join their ranks.

Our Moon Could Escape Earth’s Orbit and Become a “Ploonet”

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In other solar systems, some moons may escape their planets, and start orbiting their stars, just like planets, researchers have said. Scientists have come up with the superb word ‘ploonets’ to describe such moons, and hope that they may be detectable with current telescopes. The researchers believeIn other solar systems, some moons may escape their planets, and start orbiting their stars, just like planets, researchers have said. Scientists have come up with the superb word ‘ploonets’ to describe such moons, and hope that they may be detectable with current telescopes. The researchers believe

Forget planets, space could actually be full of ‘ploonets’, scientists decide

Moons that escape and become planets get a charmingly goofy nickname.If a ploonet has its own moon, and that moon breaks away, maybe it becomes a ploonetploonet.

“Moons That Escape Their Planets Could Become 'Ploonets' https://t.co/aekQxvxoyZ”

Eric Vanderburg on Twitter: "Moons That Escape Their Planets Could Become 'Ploonets' https://t.co/aekQxvxoyZ"

“Scientists are looking for moons on the run. “Ploonets” are exomoons that have escaped their planets to orbit their stars instead. https://t.co/6nIV9xZ1J7”

Khalil A. Cassimally on Twitter: "Scientists are looking for moons on the run. “Ploonets” are exomoons that have escaped their planets to orbit their stars instead. https://t.co/6nIV9xZ1J7"

SCIENTISTS have revealed "ploonets" – a cutesy name for a new type of space object they're desperately hunting for. There's still no evidence that "ploonets" actually exist in the universe, but computer simulations suggest their creation is possible.SCIENTISTS have revealed “ploonets” – a cutesy name for a new type of space object they’re desperately hunting for. There’s still no evidence that ploonets actually exist in…

Scientists reveal 'ploonets' as NEW type of space object – and say the Moon could turn into one

What happens when a moon turns into a planet, for example? Researchers have a new word for the phenomena: It becomes a "ploonet."And they're the next great astronomical hunt.

What is a Ploonet? | Is the Moon a Planet?