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First traces of atmospheric water vapour detected on 'super-Earth' in habitable zone

CBC.ca Wednesday, 11 September 2019 ()
Roughly 111 light-years away, toward the constellation of Leo, lies a dim star less than half the mass of our sun, with two planets in close orbit. Now, astronomers have revealed that one of those planets has an atmosphere containing water vapour.
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News video: First water detected on potentially ‘habitable’ planet

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Water vapour has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth with habitable temperatures by UCL researchers in a world first. K2-18b, which is eight times the mass of Earth, is now the only planet orbiting a star outside the Solar System, or ‘exoplanet’, known to have both water and...

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