Scientists find water in “super-Earth” 110 light-years away in world-first discovery!

12 September 2019
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Scientists have for the first time found a planet outside of our solar system that’s home to water, in a major breakthrough in the search for habitable worlds.

Water vapor has been discovered on a ‘super-Earth’ 110 light-years away that is estimated to be twice the size of Earth and eight times its mass.

K2-18b also has an atmosphere and the correct temperature range for living things to exist, according to scientists at University College London.

It’s closer to its star than the Earth is to the Sun, meaning it has shorter years and completing its orbit in 33 days while ours takes 365.

The exoplanet was first spotted in 2015 by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft but analysis of data has revealed new details not seen before.

Current equipment is only able to determine basic factors such as how far away it is, its mass and the surface temperature.

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