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Water clouds detected on another planet for the first time


Water clouds tentatively detected just 7 light years from Earth Science AAAS News

Source: http://news.sciencemag.org/space/2014/08...

Astronomers have found signs of water ice clouds on an object just 7.3 light-years from Earth—less than twice the distance of Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to the sun. If confirmed, the discovery is the first sighting of water clouds beyond our solar system. The clouds shroud a Jupiter-sized object known as a brown dwarf and should yield insight into the nature of cool giant planets orbiting other suns.

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One step closer in the search for intelligent life elsewhere.

And impressive that we found water so close to earth!

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