Scientists may have found a planet outside of the Milky Way galaxy for the first time
In this 30 second exposure, a meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 10, 2021, in Spruce Knob, West Virginia.
Scientists Claim to Discover First Planet in Galaxy Beyond Milky Way
Astronomers may have spotted thousands of exoplanets in different star systems, but they had yet to find evidence of exoplanets in other galaxies beyond our own Milky Way.
Astronomers spot first possible exoplanet outside our galaxy
A possible Saturn-sized planet identified in the distant Whirlpool Galaxy could be the first exoplanet to be detected outside our home galaxy, the Milky Way.
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Shoham Arad on the TED stage.
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Vikings Were in the Americas Exactly 1,000 Years Ago
By studying tree rings and using a dash of astrophysics, researchers have pinned down a precise year that settlers from Europe were on land that would come to be known as Newfoundland.
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A planet surviving its dying star offers clues about our Solar System
How will the Solar System die? It's a hugely important question that researchers have speculated a lot about, using our knowledge of physics to create complex theoretical models.
To find out what an exoplanet is made of, look to its star
A swirling disc of dust surrounds young stars. That dust turns into pebbles, pebbles turn into rocks, and rocks form planets like Earth.