extrasolar

adjective
ex·​tra·​so·​lar | \ ˌek-strə-ˈsō-lər How to pronounce extrasolar (audio) , -ˌlär\

Definition of extrasolar

: originating or existing outside the solar system extrasolar planets

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An eccentricity of one, however, is not enough to indicate extrasolar origins. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New comet is our second interstellar visitor," 13 Sep. 2019 Currently, these ideas can be tested against the distribution of current planets in our solar system and extrasolar systems. Quanta Magazine, "Stellar Disks Reveal How Planets Get Made," 21 May 2018 Keck was to have studied the extrasolar planet at the same time as the Hubble Space Telescope and a telescope on board the International Space Station. Washington Post, "Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose observation time," 10 Aug. 2019 Another is the dynamics of rings around extrasolar planets. Sarah Lewin, Space.com, "Massive Space Structures Have Surprising Connection to Quantum Mechanics Math," 5 Mar. 2018 Currently, these ideas can be tested against the distribution of current planets in our solar system and extrasolar systems. Quanta Magazine, "Stellar Disks Reveal How Planets Get Made," 21 May 2018 Currently, these ideas can be tested against the distribution of current planets in our solar system and extrasolar systems. Quanta Magazine, "Stellar Disks Reveal How Planets Get Made," 21 May 2018 Currently, these ideas can be tested against the distribution of current planets in our solar system and extrasolar systems. Quanta Magazine, "Stellar Disks Reveal How Planets Get Made," 21 May 2018 This suggests that this extrasolar system formed from a cloud of material that was enriched by a supernova, or the death of a giant star called an asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star, the researchers said. Samantha Mathewson, Space.com, "Weird Stuff Swirls in Air of Huge, Puffy Alien Planet," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of extrasolar

1872, in the meaning defined above

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