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Systems over 6000 light years away, often in other arms of the galaxy. OGLE-TR-56, the second transiting planet, was first found at this distance, 10 times the previous known furthest planet.

Very Distant Systems Web PagesEdit

Very Distant Systems In the NewsEdit

Sample (Year)Edit

Sample SystemsEdit

Systems Beyond 5000 Light YearsEdit

  • OGLE-TR-56 System (6000 ly) - Contains first planet discovered by transit and later confirmed by Dopplar Spectroscopy (rather than the other way around). The first OGLE planet confirmed with the Dopplar method. It is 6000 ly away, 10 times as far as any previous known planet, in a different arm of the galaxy. Also the first Very Hot Jupiter and the first non-inflated Hot Jupiter discovered. It may meet its doom in less than a million years. Planet has one of the first two ground-detected atmospheres. Has an atmosphere hotter than any other measured so far. Unlike other hot Jupiters observed, it is way too hot for clouds of silicon or iron to form which would keep it dark.


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