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Submission + - Molecular Basis of Life Found on Extrasolar Planet (wired.com)

DarkProphet writes: "Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time found the telltale signature of methane, an organic molecule, in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system.

Methane is one of the chemicals of life, an organic compound in the class of molecules containing carbon. However, no life is likely to exist on the large, gaseous planet known as HD 189733b. Its daily temperatures can reach 1,340 degrees Fahrenheit."

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Molecular Basis of Life Found on Extrasolar Planet

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