Discover worlds beyond our solar system have long been the stuff of our imaginations. However, in recent years, science fiction has become science fact!
Equipped with constantly improving telescopes and detection techniques, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. Now that we know that they are indeed out there, we wonder: are Earth-like planets common or unique in the universe?In this movie we travel to a star very similar to our Sun, to see a giant exoplanet in orbit. It is extremely close to its star and is more than a hundred times as massive as the Earth—a combination unlike any planet in our solar system.