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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 still: Artist's Illustration of Parent Star HD 189733

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Star HD 189733 lies 63 light-years away from Earth. The star harbors a Jupiter-sized planet HD 189733b with an atmosphere containing carbon dioxide.

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