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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: Carbon Dioxide Found on Planet Outside of Our Solar System

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The Hubble Space Telescope detects the presence of carbon dioxide on a planet 63 light-years away. This discovery is the latest in a series of observations confirming the existence of chemical biotracers on planets outside of our solar system. Researchers involved with the detection discuss the techniques used in generating their conclusions.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Estacion (STScI)

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