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Did Astronomers Discover Extragalactic Exoplanets?

  An astrophysics team at the University of Oklahoma say that they have discovered a population of planets beyond our Milky Way galaxy. They were discovered through the use of microlensing, which allowed the researchers to detect exoplanets that are at great distance from the Earth. The researchers were able to detect objects near quasar RXJ-1131-1231, in an extragalactic galaxy,  that range…

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Retrograde Planets – What’s It All About

Retrograde Planets – What’s It All About By Marie O’Neill I have recently returned from a wonderful three-week Buddhist retreat in Southern France, working with the mind. There are some people who believe going on a Buddhist retreat is relaxing and all about sitting on a cushion chanting ‘OM’. This is as far from what actually happens as one can…

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Lights in the Sky: A Double Take

Lights in the Sky: A Double Take By Rod C Washington It has now been a year since I returned to my hobby of night sky photography and I have seen many different types of lights in the sky. Most of them are explainable; satellites, spacecraft, high-flying aircraft, and other lights that have totally celestial explanations. I have spotted some…

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