Hubblecast 14: Hubble finds first organic molecule on extrasolar planet

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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has made the first detection ever of an organic molecule in a planet orbiting another star. This breakthrough is an important step in eventually identifying signs of life on a planet outside our Solar System.

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ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
Presented by: Dr Joe Liske (Dr J) 
Narration: Dr. Robert Fosbury
Design: Martin Kornmesser
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen, Raquel Yumi Shida
Cinematographer: Peter Rixner (
Script: Lars Lindberg Christensen, Raquel Yumi Shida, Will Gater
Director: Lars Lindberg Christensen

About the Video

Release date:19 March 2008, 19:00
Related releases:heic0807
Duration:05m 03s

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Type:• X - Extrasolar Planets Videos
• X - HD Videos
• X - Hubblecast Videos


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