They. Yes, They, found a planet outside our galaxy. The planet is slightly larger than Jupiter and has been given the super new name, HIP 13044 b.
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 are 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 in Science Express.
Doooood! We ate HIP’s galaxy and now it’s looking for sweet, intergalactic revenge before it goes out in a ball of flames.
- Extragalactic Expat: Newfound Exoplanet Likely Came from Another Galaxy (scientificamerican.com)