Carbon Dioxide May Be Proof of Alien Life

December 10, 2008

US (ChattahBox) – In a story sure to get X-Files fans excited, a new planet located just out of our solar system has been discovered to contain carbon dioxide in it’s atmosphere.

According to NASA, the Hubble telescope found CO2 located in the planet they are dubbing as ‘hot-Jupiter’ located around 63 light years away from Earth, becoming the first planet to give actual evidence that could validate the theories of extra-terrestrial life. They have also found traces of methane and water vapor.

‘The carbon dioxide is the main reason for the excitement because, under the right circumstances, it could have a connection to biological activity as it does on Earth,’ said Mark Swain of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

‘The very fact we are able to detect it (CO2) and estimate its abundance is significant for the long-term effort of characterizing planets to find out what they are made of and if they could be a possible host for life.’

This research is hoped to pave the way for further discoveries as NASA turns it’s focus to this planet, and other nearby.


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