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March 19, 2008 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-11

Hubble Finds First Organic Molecule on an Exoplanet

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: HD 189733 (Star), HD 189733b (Planet)
Object Description: Extrasolar Planet
Position (J2000): R.A. 20h 00m 43s.10
Dec. +22° 42' 19".9
Constellation: Vulpecula
Distance: 63 light-years or 19.3 parsecs
About the Data
Data Description: These observations used HST data from proposal 10855: M. Swain (JPL) and D. Deming (NASA/GSFC).
Instrument: NICMOS/NIC3
Exposure Date(s): April 29 - May 25, 2007
Exposure Time: 40 minutes
Filters: F190N, G206