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Astronomers discover first planet from outside Earth's galaxy

from Deutsche Welle

Slightly larger than the size of Jupiter, the largest in our solar system, the newly discovered exoplanet is orbiting a star 2,000 light years from Earth that has found its way into the Milky Way. The pair of bodies is believed to be part of the Helmi stream, a group of stars that remains after its mini-galaxy was devoured by the Milky Way some six to nine billion years ago, said the study, recently published in the journal Science Express. more


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