Planets have been found outside our galaxy. Image: Pixabay
Extragalactic planets discovered for the first time

Astrophysicists from Oklahoma University have discovered planets that are beyond the boundaries of the Milky Way. The planets have a mass ranging from that of the moon to the mass of Jupiter. The galaxy in which the planets have been detected is located 3.8 billion light years away, and cannot be seen with even the most powerful telescopes. Instead, the scientists have used microlensing that is based on gravitation and bending of light.

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Scientific publication: The Astrophysical Journal Letters