posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 02:51 PM
Astronomers find first planet from another galaxy
"This artist’s impression shows HIP 13044 b, an exoplanet orbiting a star that entered our galaxy, the Milky Way, from another galaxy. This
planet of extragalactic origin was detected by a European team of astronomers using the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in
Chile. The Jupiter-like planet is particularly unusual, as it is orbiting a star nearing the end of its life and could be about to be engulfed by it,
giving clues about the fate of our own planetary system in the distant future. Credit: ESO"
Sorry if this has already been posted, thought it was interesting.
edit on 18-11-2010 by Crutchley29 because: (no reason given)
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