Astronomers Confirm Failed-Jupiter Exoplanet around Distant Star

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, two teams of astronomers have independently confirmed the existence of a gas giant exoplanet orbiting far from its parent star, OGLE-2005-BLG-169L. The planet was discovered through a technique called gravitational microlensing. Dubbed OGLE-2005-BLG-169Lb, the planet is thought to be an example of [...] —> Read More