“Defies Easy Explanation” –Kepler Yields Its First Discovery of a Monster Moon Orbiting an Alien Planet

  Astronomers believe they have discovered the first known moon beyond our solar system, in orbit around a gigantic planet 8,000 light years away. “The first exomoon is obviously an extraordinary claim and it requires extraordinary evidence,” said David Kipping, an astronomer at Columbia University in New York who has spent more than a decade … Continue reading “Defies Easy Explanation” –Kepler Yields Its First Discovery of a Monster Moon Orbiting an Alien Planet