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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

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Video: Astronomers Use a Secondary-Eclipse Technique to Study Planet's Atmosphere

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By taking near-infrared measurements at different stages of a planet's orbit around its parent star, astronomers can determine the composition of the planet's atmosphere.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

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