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Astronomers just discovered thousands of planets outside of our own galaxy

It wasn't all that long ago that the thought of detecting planets outside of our own Solar System was nothing but a dream for astronomers. Thanks to the relentless march of technology, we now have several thousands of exoplanets on the books, with more being discovered on a regular basis. But while we've done a good job of spotting planets hanging out around stars in the Milky Way, detecting planets in other galaxies has proven to be an incredible challenge.
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