Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

September 25, 2014 6:02 AM

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Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.

Scientists have discovered water vapor on a planet the size of Neptune located 124 light-years from Earth, marking the first such discovery in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system that is smaller than Jupiter.

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