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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Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

Narration:
Dr. Robert Fosbury

Design:
Martin Kornmesser

Web Technical Support:
Lars Holm Nielsen
Raquel Yumi Shida

Cinematographer:
Peter Rixner (www.perix-media-gmbh.de)

Script:
Lars Lindberg Christensen, Raquel Yumi Shida, Will Gater

Director:
Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Id:heic0807a
Release date:19 March 2008, 19:00
Related releases:heic0807
Duration:05m 03s

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