The Hubble Telescope has detected what could be the greatest discovery of present times. A planet covered with clouds has been descried in the depths of outer space. This has led to speculation regarding the possibility of alien life forms on other planets.
The exo-planet is a prime candidate for heavenly bodies that could possibly support life similar to the carbon-based kind found on earth. The mystery surrounding the exact composition of GJ1214b has almost been solved. Especially, observation from the Hubble Telescope has helped a lot in the discovery of conditions favorable to life on the planet.
The nature of the gases present on the planet that is 40 light years away has been determined with some degree of certainty. While the exact makeup of the clouds is not known, it is a conjecture at present that they could contain potassium chloride or zinc chloride.
The clouds are radically different from the kind found oon spaceship earth. It is a hot and steamy world and though it may support some sort of life form, thanks to its watery nature, the question remainswithout a sure answer. Only time will tell whether we are alone in the universe or not.
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