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Extrasolar planets

A whiff of methane

Investigations of planets outside our Solar System are becoming ever more sophisticated. The latest development is the discovery of a carbon-containing molecule in the atmosphere of one such extrasolar body.

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Figure 1: Methane detection.

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Showman, A. A whiff of methane. Nature 452, 296–297 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/452296a

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