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December 3, 2013 12:30 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-54

Hubble Traces Subtle Signals of Water on Hazy Worlds


Image: Faint Signatures of Water in Exoplanet's Atmosphere (Artist's Illustration)

Faint Signatures of Water in Exoplanet's Atmosphere (Artist's Illustration)STScI-PRC2013-54 Artist's Concept

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NASA scientists found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets orbiting three different stars. All five planets appear to be hazy.

Image Type: Illustration/Artwork

Illustration Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Science Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Mandell (Goddard Space Flight Center), and D. Deming (University of Maryland, College Park)