Water vapor discovered in the atmosphere of an exoplanet

Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope
Image Credit: NASA

News from Sep 12, 2019

By analyzing data of the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists from University College London have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of extrasolar planet K2-18b. The exoplanet has a distance of 110 light years from our sun and orbits an M-dwarf star. The study was published this month in the scientific journal Nature Astronomy.

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