co2 found on "hot jupiter" planet - carbon dioxide absorbent
Carbon dioxide has been seen on a hot planet outside the solar system.
Astronomers said Tuesday that another piece of evidence supports the possibility that life may develop elsewhere.
NASA said its Hubble Space Telescope found carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of the "hot Jupiter" Planet HD 1897 33b, which runs around a nearby star 63 light --
Years from Earth.
The Earth itself is too hot to sustain life
Its surface is about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit (1,000 degrees C).
But astronomers say these observations are evidence. of-
The concept proves that the basic chemical composition of life can be measured on planets orbiting other stars.
In, they found the composition of methane on Earth, one of the approximately 300 planets found so far, except for our own stars.
Evidence of water vapor was also found there.
"These atmospheric studies will begin to determine the composition and chemical processes that run in the distant world around other stars," said Eric Smith, scientist at NASA's Hubble Space Telescope program.
Mark Swain of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, uses Hubble's proximity
Infrared Camera and Multi
Study the infrared spectrometer of objects from the Earth.
He was able to identify the near-absorption of certain wavelengths-
"Carbon dioxide is the main reason for excitement, because in the right case it may have a connection to biological activity on Earth," Swain said in a statement . ".
"The fact that we are able to detect it and estimate its abundance is very important for the long term --
Describe the long-term efforts of planets to find out what they are made up of and whether they may be the host of life.