Physics Professor Roger Blandford received the British Royal Astronomical Society’s highest award, the Gold Medal, last Friday. He joins an elite group of scientists, which includes visionaries such as Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble and Stephen Hawking.
Royal Astronomical Society
According to researchers at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), there may be a multitude of planets wandering the Milky Way Galaxy outside the orbit of any star. Researchers estimated that there may be 100,000 times as many of these nomad planets as stars in the galaxy.