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Astronomers find water on five far-away worlds

Delila James | Science Recorder | December 04, 2013

Astronomers find water on five far-away worlds

A stunning discovery.

Two teams of scientists have found faint but clear signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant exoplanets. Although atmospheric water has been detected before on a few distant planets, these studies are the first to conclusively determine its presence.

Using NASA’s powerful Hubble Space Telescope, the scientists were able for the first time to measure and compare the chemical profiles and intensities of water signatures on multiple worlds.

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