Going the distance with microlensing method

April 14, 2015 11:04 PM

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Found gas planet 13,000 light-years away, farthest at 25,000 light-years away

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with a telescope on the ground to find a remote gas planet about 13,000 light-years away, making it one of the most distant planets known.

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