Water Discovered in Nearby Planet's Atmosphere

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Water Discovered in Nearby Planet's Atmosphere

February 26, 2014 Updated Feb 26, 2014 at 4:22 PM EDT

Scientists say a planet called Tau Boötis B has water vapor in its atmosphere.

Researchers discovered this after examining the light coming off the planet with a spectrograph. The spectrograph shows different elements in different colors and can determine the chemical make-up of the light.

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