So you were once a star that could not shine;
Your mass too low, reactions could not start.
A lonely planet, that was your design;
There was no fusion in your gaseous heart.
But now it seems that you are just a part
Of some celestial pattern in the sky.
You orbit a true star; its path you chart,
And as a million million miles drift by
You are no longer lonely, but your past must die.
This is a Spenserian stanza based on a recent piece of research which found that an object that had previously been thought to be a rogue planet (a lone planet that was simply too small to form the nuclear reactions that enable stars to exist), is in fact a large planet that orbits a distant star. This distance between the star (TYC 9486-927-1) and the planet (2MASS J2126) is 1 trillion km, which equates to roughly 7000 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
An audio version of this poem can be heard here.