of a star: having no orbiting planets; (occasionally, of people) having no home planet; homeless in space
OED records the sense ‘of the sky: having no visible planets’ from 1817.
Directly ahead of us, though, there flamed a small crimson sun, a dying, planetless star not far inward from the Cancer cluster.
Thousands upon thousands of planetless stars awaited encirclement by rings of Worlds.
Five planetless suns and ninety years of searching are gone.
A tremendous four-way space war involving Mars, Earth, Ertene and a legion of planetless warriors.
We sha-Terra don’t threaten anybody. We're alone, planetless.
It'd've been smarter, maybe, to've put 'em in orbit around a planetless sun.
‘Here’ proved to be a spot in space approximately five and a half light-hours from an unremarkable looking, planetless M8 red dwarf.
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