Scientists speculate there could be thousands of exoplanets swirling around the 'safe zone' of a black hole.
The team conducted a number of simulations to determine these 'blanets' form the grains of dust that circle the black hole.
These worlds could birth from dust swirling around the massive gravitational monster that clump together when they collide, which similar to the process of traditional planets.
Researchers believe blanets live outside the snow-line where the compounds can condense into ice and are likely between 20 and 30,000 times the mass of Earth.
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