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Video News Release 32: First planet of extragalactic origin (eso1045b)

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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.

This Video News Release is targeted especially at broadcasters for further editing. In order to keep the audio tracks editable, different sound information has been recorded on two separate tracks at optimal volumes as is common standard in professional post production. This video is not meant for on screen viewing — on ESOcasts are better suited for that.

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ESO. 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.

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About the Video

Id:eso1045b
Release date:18 November 2010, 20:00
Related releases:eso1045
Duration:03m 20s

About the Object

Name:HIP 13044 b
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
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