A University of Oklahoma astrophysics team has discovered for the first time a population of planets beyond the Milky Way galaxy. Using microlensing—an astronomical phenomenon and the only known method capable of discovering planets at truly great distances from the Earth among other detection techniques—OU researchers were able to detect objects in extragalactic galaxies that range from the mass of the Moon to the mass of Jupiter.

More places we may never reach, but all the more important to show that our galaxy isn't the only one that has planets!


FirebrandRoaring:

Oh, we'll reach 'em alright. Not you or I, but things are speeding up nicely.


posted by Dala: 195 days ago