NASA discovers signs of water in atmosphere five distant planets

NASA scientists have found signs of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.

Though some previous studies have also reported the presence of atmospheric water on a few exoplanets orbiting stars beyond the solar system, but this is the first study to conclusively measure and compare the profiles and intensities of these signatures on multiple worlds.

Which are the five planets where NASA has found signs of water?

The five planets are:

  1. WASP-17b
  2. HD209458b
  3. WASP-12b
  4. WASP-19b
  5. XO-1b e

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