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Astronomers discover evidence of water in atmosphere of distant planet

Kramer Phillips | @KramerPhillips| March 15, 2013

Astronomers discover evidence of water in atmosphere of distant planet

A planet with water? It may be so, according to astronomers.

According to a newly published paper, a team of Canadian and American astronomers say they discovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a distant planet, the first such finding recorded outside of our solar system.

The observations, contained in a piece published on the journal Science‘s website, relies on a method that may someday be used to test the air of other Earth-like planets, the researchers said.

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