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Looking Skyward: Finding a distant planet

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Peter Armstrong, Maria Mitchell Observatory, Nantucket, MA
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This is M51, aka the Whirlpool Galaxy - the galaxy in which the possible extragalactic exoplanet was found. This image was taken on Nantucket, during the commissioning of the Maria Mitchell Observatory's 24-inch telescope.

In this edition of Looking Skyward, CAI's John Basile talks with Dr, Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the search for an exoplanet in another galaxy.