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To Determine What's in the Atmosphere of An Exoplanet

Caption: To determine what's in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, astronomers watch the planet pass in front of its host star and look at which wavelengths of light are transmitted and which are partially absorbed.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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