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Hopefully this kind of news will help keep the James Webb Telescope in development. (The US Congress recently considered cancelling the project even though several billion dollars have already gone into the project.) The JWT will be the successor to Hubble and will have the ability to detect the content of an atmosphere on a planet such as this, as well as revealing much about the early universe. Launch of the telescope is expected to be in 2018.

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:55:32 UTC | #896303