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News Release 347 of 1051

December 9, 2008 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-41

Hubble Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet


Video still: Mark Swain

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Astronomer Mark Swain (NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and his team used Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) to study infrared light emitted from exoplanet HD 189733b. Swain identified carbon dioxide in the planet's atmosphere.

Credit: NASA, ESA, JPL, and STScI