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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

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: HD 189733b
Object Description: Transiting Hot-Jupiter Exoplanet
Position (J2000): R.A. 20h 00m 43s.71
Dec. +22° 42' 39".07
Constellation: Vulpecula
Distance: 63 light-years (19 parsecs)
About the Data
Science Team:

This science result was from HST data from proposal 10855: M. Swain (NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and D. Deming (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).

The science team includes: M. Swain, G. Vasisht , and P. Chen (NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory), G. Tinetti (University College London), J. Bouwman (Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), Y. Yung (California Institute of Technology), and D. Deming (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).

Instrument: NICMOS
Filters: G206 (1.4-2.5 microns)
Exposure Date(s): April 29/30, 2007
Exposure Time: 324 seconds
About the Release
Release Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Swain (Jet Propulsion Lab/Caltech)
Release Date: December 9, 2008