Water vapor detected on Neptune-sized exoplanet

September 25, 2014 4:25 AM

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Water vapor detected on Neptune-sized exoplanet

Data from the Hubble, Spitzer, and Kepler telescopes were combined to demonstrate the presence of water vapor.

According to a NASA statement, a team led by Jonathan Fraine of the University of Maryland, College Park, has found evidence of water vapor on an exoplanet orbiting a star 120 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. The team used observations taken by the NASA’s Hubble, Spitzer, and Kepler spa...

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