Which is first planet of Universe?
Media Release | Jul. 10, 2003
UBC-led team helps to identify oldest planet in the universe
An international research team co-led by Prof. Harvey Richer of the University of British Columbia today announced that it has confirmed the existence of the universe's oldest known and farthest planet.
The findings end a decade of speculation and debate as to the true nature of this ancient world, which takes a century to complete each orbit. The un-named planet is 2.5 times the mass of our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter. Its existence provides evidence that the universe's first planets were formed rapidly, within a billion years of the Big Bang.
"This is tremendously exciting and certainly suggests that planets are probably more common that we had suspected," says Prof. Harvey Richer who announced the findings at ...more