ESOcast 24: First planet of extragalactic origin
An exoplanet orbiting a star that entered our galaxy, the Milky Way, from another galaxy has been 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.
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Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Editing: Herbert Zodet.Written by: Sarah Reed and Douglas Pierce-Price. Narration: Dr. J. Music: movetwo. Footage and photos: ESO. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
About the Video
|Release date:||18 November 2010, 20:00|
|Duration:||04 m 45 s|
About the Object
|Name:||HIP 13044 b|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System|
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System