Carbon Dioxide Found on Planet Outside of Our Solar System

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Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds

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.


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Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope, Interview, Planets, Stars

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

Publication: December 9, 2008


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