The First Exoplanet From Outside Our Galaxy

Press Release: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1045/ Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory have just announced the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a star whose origins lie outside the Milky Way. This star, HIP 13044, entered

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Press Release: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1045/

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory have just announced the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a star whose origins lie outside the Milky Way.

This star, HIP 13044, entered the Milky Way via the Helmi Stream, a stream of stars resulting from a collision with a nearby dwarf galaxy.

Sagittarius A animation, David Law Univ. of Virginia:
http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~mfs4n/sgr/

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