The unremarkably coined “possible exoplanet” was recently discovered by scientists who used unfathomable technologies and techniques — let alone brainpower — to zero in on a, well, possible exoplanet residing outside the Milky Way galaxy. The discovery has been hailed as a breakthrough in the hunt for distant planets.
Scientists believe they may have discovered the first known planet outside of our own galaxy.
The exoplanet, which has been found in the spiral galaxy Messier 51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, is 28 million light years away. It’s thousands of times further away than any other exoplanet ever discovered by NASA.
Thousands of times away.
It was detected by a NASA telescope that floats about 86,000 miles away from Earth. Furthermore, this enormous object is reported to be about the size of Saturn.
You do the math.
NASA also says more data is needed to confirm the detection. Meanwhile, my head is spinning at the thought of such an object being viewed by us mortals — I mean by NASA — from such a distance.
Anyhow, I’m gonna’ watch a bunch of Ancient Aliens.