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Signs of Water Found in the Atmospheres of Five Exoplanets


Researchers, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, recently found faint signs of water in the atmospheres of five planets located outside of our solar system.  They were also able to conclusively measure the profile and intensity of each planet’s atmospheric water content as well as compare their findings between the five exoplanets. L. Drake Deming, an astronomy professor at the University of Maryland and formerly with NASA’s Goddard Flight Center, led the census of exoplanet atmospheres that produced these new findings. Professor Deming joins us for today's One on One segment to talk about the research and findings that were made by his team of scientists. Also... Researchers said this past week that they found evidence of what was once an ancient fresh water lake on Mars that might have been capable of supporting life.   Uranium converted from Russian nuclear warheads has provided an estimated 10 percent of U.S. electric power in recent years.  But, the 20-year "Megatons to Megawatts" program has come to an end. The Ziyuan I-03, a satellite jointly developed by Brazil and China failed to enter orbit this past week because the rocket carrying it malfunctioned after launch. Chikungunya, a painful mosquito-borne disease found in Africa and Asia has been found for the first time in the Americas. Scientists using a variety of satellite based devices said this past week that they have found the coldest place on Earth. 

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