Thursday, February 23, 2012

Water-World Found

Water-World Found
Confermation of a relativly near by planet with more water than the Earth.
Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope have confirmed that a large portion the exoplanet GJ 1214b is water. This was done because they caught the planet while moving between us and its star. This allowed them to make measurements of the planets atmosphere. These measurements showed that GJ 1214b has a dense atmosphere water vapor. The planet probably has more water than Earth consisting largely of what is called hot ice or superfluid water which results from extremely high temperatures and pressures. As interesting as this discovery is, it is too early to get existed about the possibilities of E.T. because the planet is too warm for life.

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