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Scientists uncover ‘first’ water on potentially habitable super-Earth

WorldNews Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Scientists uncover ‘first’ water on potentially habitable super-EarthScientists in the UK have made a “world first” discovery on a distant planet that hosts both water and temperatures which could support life. Water vapour has been detected on a potentially habitable super-Earth known as K2-18b, located about 110 light years away. The exoplanet was first spotted in 2015 by Nasa’s Kepler spacecraft but analysis of data has revealed new details that have not been seen on a super-Earth before. K2-18b is classed as a super-Earth because it is...
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Water vapour has been discovered in the atmosphere of another world by researchers at University College London. The ‘super-Earth’, named K2-18b, is 110 light years away – making it the only known planet outside of our solar system with conditions that could support life.

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