Astronomers have for the first time discovered a planet which originated outside our galaxy.
Oh, great. The moving men were booked, we'd said goodbye to the neighbors and we'd given away the cat - and now it seems that there may not be a habitable planet orbiting Gliese 581 after all.
Astronomers believe they may have found a habitable planet at last, in the widely-studied Gliese 581 system 20 light years away in the constellation of Libra.
The odds are that a habitable exoplanet will be found by the middle of next year if the rate of discovery continues at its current pace, two scientists say.
Astronomers have for the first time observed a massive storm on a planet outside our solar system.
Images of an alien planet passing in front of its sun have demonstrated that gas giants can form very quickly.