- Mar 28, 2008
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The direct spectroscopic signature only indicates vapor, but if I read the Arxiv paper correctly, there is evidence in the general transit light curve for a cloud layer, which would indicate condensation, and in any case the orbit of the planet is such that the existence of liquid water is a very good bet.Yes, it is the first time we have strong evidence of water on a exoplanet. BUT: It is not a sign of liquid water.