Planets Far Beyond Our Galaxy Discovered For The First Time By Astrophysicists

Posted by on February 7, 2018 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments

Astrophysicists have discovered a group of planets in a galaxy 3.8 billion light years away.

By Josh Gabbatiss | Independent

Astrophysicists have discovered planets outside our galaxy for the first time ever.

Previously, planets have only been detected within the Milky Way.


However, by measuring an astronomical phenomenon called microlensing, scientists were able to identify a group of distant worlds using data from Nasa’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

The newly discovered planets ranged from the size of the moon to the size of Jupiter, and their galaxy is 3.8 billion light years away from our own.

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