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Wandering Sunless Planet  
  A planet that is not bound to a star.  

Then the great ships passed on to weave their line of forward bases further around the Foundation. And as each world was knotted into its proper place in the fabric, the report went back to Bel Riose at the General Headquarters he had established on the rocky barrenness of a wandering sunless planet.

Now Riose relaxed and smiled grimly at Ducem Barr. “Well, what do you think, patrician?”

“I? Of what value are my thoughts? I am not a military man.” He took in with one wearily distasteful glance the crowded disorder of the rock-bound room which had been carved out of the wall of a cavern of artificial air, light, and heat which marked the single bubble of life in the vastness of a bleak world.

Technovelgy from Dead Hand, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1946
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Poul Anderson uses the phrase "sunless planet" but other writers used that expression before him. As far as I know, the first use actually refers to a planet that orbits a dark star that emits no light - a planet without a (bright) sun- in The Stone from the Green Star (1931) by Jack Williamson:

And there was something about it that made it seem frigidly cold, colder than the frosty air of the sunless planet of its abode.

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