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Astronomers Find First Evidence of Possible Moon Outside Our Solar System

Artist's Illustration of Possible Moon Outside Our Solar System. Credits: NASA, ESA, and L. Hustak (STScI)

STScI, Baltimore, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Using NASA's Hubble and Kepler space telescopes, astronomers have uncovered tantalizing evidence for what could be the first discovery of a possible moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system.

This moon candidate, which is 8,000 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation, orbits a gas-giant planet that, in turn, orbits a star called Kepler-1625. Researchers caution that the moon hypothesis is tentative and must be confirmed . . .

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