Microlensing

Planetary Mass Objects Discovered in Other Galaxies

A team of researchers at the University of Oklahoma have discovered "planetary mass bodies" outside of the Milky Way. They…

2 years ago

250 Years of Planetary Detection in 60 Seconds

Early astronomers realized some of the "stars" in the sky were planets in our Solar System, and really, only then…

7 years ago

Astronomers Discover First Mulitiple-image Gravitationally-lensed Supernova

How about four supernovae for the price of one? Using the Hubble Space Telescope, Dr. Patrick Kelly of the University of…

7 years ago

First Microlensing Detection of a Planet Circling a Brown Dwarf Candidate

When astronomers detect new exoplanets they typically do so using one of two techniques. First, there's the famous transit technique,…

8 years ago

Worlds Without Suns: Nomad Planets Could Number In The Quadrillions

[/caption] The concept of nomad planets has been featured before here on Universe Today, and for good reason. Not only…

10 years ago

New Image Triples Your Galaxy Fun

[/caption] Here’s a brand new, magnificent look at the Leo Triplet -- a group of interacting galaxies about 35 million…

10 years ago