Growing Number of Planets outside Our Galaxy, Astronomers Confirmed

Growing number of planets outside our galaxy has been recently confirmed in January 2018. Astronomers have finally confirmed that there are more than 3500 number of planets lying out of the galaxy, as the number is observed to be continuously growing.

All of the exoplanets have been detected around the Milky Way, whose quantity proved that the planets are much common beyond the universe. So finally, a team of astrophysicists at the University of Oklahoma (OU) has confirmed the suppositions obtained from the first extra-galactic exoplanets detection.


Few planets were detected earlier across the Milky Way, while none of them have been confirmed by scientists. The Messier 31, also called as Andromeda Galaxy, neighboring to the humans’ one, has a suspicious oddity, since the research are under way.

HIP 13044 b, dubbed by a planet in 2010 was detected around 2,000 light years away from the Earth. A later research discovered no findings proving that the planet was really there at all, while it was earlier thought that the planet has been originated in neighboring galaxy before getting devoured by the Milky Way.

Leading researcher of the study, Xinyu Dai said in a statement that, “We are very excited about this discovery. This is the first time anyone has discovered planets outside our galaxy. These small planets are the best candidate for the signature we observed in this study using the micro lensing technique. We analyzed the high frequency of the signature by modeling the data to determine the mass.”