Hubble Finds Water Vapor On Distant Exoplanet
Released on September 11, 2019
With data from the Hubble Space Telescope, water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth within the habitable zone of its host star.
K2-18b, which is eight times the mass of Earth, is the only planet orbiting a star outside the solar system (or “exoplanet”) within the habitable zone.
For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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