NASA Finds a Large Amount of Water in an Exoplanet’s Atmosphere

NASA continues to give us hope that life might exist in the atmospheres of gas giants.

Much like detectives who study fingerprints to identify the culprit, scientists used NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to find the “fingerprints” of water in the atmosphere of a hot, bloated, Saturn-mass exoplanet some 700 light-years away. And, they found a lot of water. In fact, the planet, known as WASP-39b, has three times as much water as Saturn does.

Source: NASA Finds a Large Amount of Water in an Exoplanet’s Atmosphere

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