Astronomers Discover Extrasolar Gas Giant 13,000 Light-Years Away

Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Polish Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile have discovered one of the most distant exoplanets known – a gas giant planet approximately 13,000 light-years away, called OGLE-2014-BLG-0124Lb. OGLE-2014-BLG-0124Lb was detected using a technique called microlensing. Microlensing is a form of [...] —> Read More