Scientists say a planet outside our solar system may have water

 

Scientists have for the first time found a planet outside of our solar system that’s home to water. Water vapor has been discovered on a ‘super-Earth’ 110 light years away that is estimated to be twice the size of Earth.

… The planet — called K2-18b — also has an atmosphere and the correct temperature range for living things to exist. It’s closer to its star than the Earth is to the Sun, meaning it has shorter years, 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.

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