Origins: The Hubble Space Telescope

Since the 1920s, astronomers have struggled to deal with the very thing that keeps humanity alive: the atmosphere.  Although it provides a relatively stable and hospitable climate on Earth, it also makes studying the cosmos from Earth challenging.  The atmosphere absorbs ultraviolet light, x-rays, and gamma rays, an important attribute …

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Water Detected On Three Exoplanets

The Hubble Space Telescope studied the chemical make-up of three exoplanets classified as “hot Jupiters”, collecting data specifically relating to the amount of water present on the planets.  The results of the research on exoplanets HD 189733b, HD 209458b, and WASP-12b, which are 60 to 900 light years away from earth, …

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