Which orbits, it seems, have not captured—
But science is boring, so bury that story,
There’s people who hope to be raptured!
The Milky Way Galaxy’s filled with these wanderers
Lost, unattached, and alone
But let’s go with the cultists who think they’ve discovered
A code that the bible has shown!
Gravitational lensing shows planet-sized masses
Adrift in the vastness of space
But freak-shows sell papers, and Jesus is coming!
Who cares if it’s really the case?
There’s trivial crap, and there’s serious matters,
There’s bullshit, and then, there is news
Thank goodness the media know what they’re doing…
Cos lord knows, the public can’t choose
So, yeah. A trivial percentage of christians think the world is going to end this Saturday; thank goodness every media source on the planet has seen fit to cover this important story. I'd link to a half dozen or so, but the truth is I am sick to death of it.
In the real world, they've discovered planets that are not attached to their own solar systems. "Rogue planets", or some other word (since planets are, technically, partially defined by their orbiting around a star), have been found--as predicted--by looking for the effects of microgravitational lensing. Actually, quite a few have been found, and by extrapolation there may be more of them than attached stars!
But let's not let that get in the way of a headline.