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December 9, 2008 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-41

Hubble Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet


Video still: Artistís Illustration of Exoplanet HD 189733b

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Astronomers now confirm that exoplanet HD 1897733b has an atmosphere containing carbon dioxide. Life as we know it does not exist there, however, because it is just too hot.

Credit: ESA, NASA, and M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble), and STScI