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February 2, 2004 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-44

Oxygen and Carbon Found in Atmosphere of an Extrasolar Planet

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February 2, 2004: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected, for the first time ever, the presence of oxygen and carbon in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI