The lens galaxy, at centre, and four lensed background quasars – evidence, say researchers, of the first planets beyond our Milky Way galaxy. Photo: University of Oklahoma.

Scientists discover the first planets outside the Milky Way – and there may be trillions

A cluster of planets in a galaxy 3.8 billion light years away have been found with a novel technique that reaches far beyond the gaze of any telescope

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The lens galaxy, at centre, and four lensed background quasars – evidence, say researchers, of the first planets beyond our Milky Way galaxy. Photo: University of Oklahoma.
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