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The first planet beyond the solar system confirmed to have water

The Economist - Thu 12 Sep 19

Another tick in the box for habitability

K2-18b is like Earth, but not

Cosmos Magazine - Thu 12 Sep 19

Richard A Lovett explores the significance of finding water in an atmosphere 110 light-years away.

Astronomers Find Water Vapor in Atmosphere of a Habitable-Zone Exoplanet for the First Time

Discover Magazine - Wed 11 Sep 19

The watery exoplanet K2-18 b is surrounded by water vapor in this artist's illustration. (Credit: Alex Boersma) Astronomers have finally uncovered water vapor in the atmosphere of a super-Earth ...

This watery planet is the best place to hunt life we've seen so far

Newscientist - Wed 11 Sep 19

We've spotted water vapour in the atmosphere of a distant planet twice Earth’s size. It's probably the single best place to hunt for alien life that we know of

Hubble telescope spies water raining on distant world

Nature News - Wed 11 Sep 19

Nature, Published online: 11 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02721-2The exoplanet is just twice the diameter of Earth, and could potentially host life.

Water vapor has been spotted on a “habitable zone” planet 110 light years away

MIT Technology Review - Wed 11 Sep 19

It’s the first time scientists have made this discovery for a planet whose distance from its star means it could theoretically have liquid water on its surface.

Water detected in atmosphere of alien planet, but it's not Earth as we know it, Jim!

ABC Science - Wed 11 Sep 19

An alien super-world 110 light years away from us is the first outside our solar system to have conditions that are potentially suitable to host life, astronomers ...

Water found on 'mind-blowing' world

BBC News - Wed 11 Sep 19

Astronomers discover water in the atmosphere of a "habitable" planet orbiting a distant star.

First water detected on potentially 'habitable' planet

Phys.org - Wed 11 Sep 19

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 temperatures that could support ...

First water detected on potentially 'habitable' planet, SpaceDaily - Thu 12 Sep 19
First water detected on potentially 'habitable' planet, Eurekalert - Wed 11 Sep 19

A distant planet has water vapor

CandEN - Thu 12 Sep 19

Water seen for first time on an exoplanet of this size

Water Detected on Planet Inside the Habitable Zone for the First Time

Extremetech - Thu 12 Sep 19

Image by ESA / UCL We've found a new rocky planet with water vapor in its atmosphere -- and it's within the habitable zone of its red dwarf primary. ...

Water Vapor Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Planet

Geek.com - Thu 12 Sep 19

Water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth with habitable temperatures (via University College London) Water vapor has been detected ...

Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system

Reuters - Wed 11 Sep 19

Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according ...

How scientists detected water on an alien planet for the first time

ZME Science - Wed 11 Sep 19

K2-18 b is probably the most Earth-like planet we've discovered so far.

Scientists find WATER on a planet 110 light years from Earth

Daily Mail - Wed 11 Sep 19

Scientists from University College London have discovered water vapour on the exoplanet K2-18b, which is twice the size of Earth and eight times the mass, and say it's the right temperature ...

Water detected on potentially 'habitable' exoplanet for first time, scientists say

FOXNews - Wed 11 Sep 19

Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures. The discovery, which is being touted as a milestone, could have ...

Scientists discover water vapor on an exoplanet with a rocky core

Engadget - Wed 11 Sep 19

Water vapor is common in gas giants; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have H2O floating around in their atmospheres. But water on a rocky planet is exceedingly rare, making the ...

Water spotted on alien world where climate might be right for life - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Wed 11 Sep 19

Data shows signs of water vapor on Exoplanet K2-18b, and though it's too early to know, "it's entirely possible this is a water world," researchers say.

Hubble spots liquid water on a ‘super-Earth’ 110 light-years away

TechCrunch - Wed 11 Sep 19

Water is not uncommon to find in our galaxy in ice or gaseous form, but liquid water is quite rare — and liquid and gaseous water on an Earth-like exoplanet? That's never been observed... ...

The Water Vapor Find on 'Habitable' Exoplanet K2-18 b Is Exciting — But It's No Earth Twin

SPACE.com - Wed 11 Sep 19

Astronomers are finding more and more alien worlds that may be capable of supporting Earth-like life, but none of them so far are carbon copies of our home world.

Exoplanet K2-18b: Life-friendly climate and oceans as well? - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Wed 11 Sep 19

Researchers say data shows signs of water vapor and though it's too early to know, "it's entirely possible this is a water world."

Water Vapor Detected in Atmosphere of an Alien World Nearly Twice the Size of Earth

SPACE.com - Wed 11 Sep 19

Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of exoplanet K2-18 b.

Exciting exoplanet

ESA - Thu 12 Sep 19

Hubble finds water vapour on habitable-zone exoplanet for the first time, paving the way for future discoveries by the James Webb Space Telescope and the Ariel mission

Water detected on planet in 'habitable zone' -- a first

UPI - Wed 11 Sep 19

For the first time, scientists have detected water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet positioned within its host star's habitable zone.

Scientists Find Water Vapor on the Most Habitable Exoplanet Yet

Wired Science Blogs - Wed 11 Sep 19

A so-called super Earth with water in its atmosphere has many appealing attributes. But that doesn't mean it hosts life.

Water vapour is spotted on a distant rocky planet

Physicsworld Blog - Wed 11 Sep 19

K2-18b is in the habitable zone of a red-dwarf star The post Water vapour is spotted on a distant rocky planet appeared first on Physics World.

Water found in habitable super-Earth's atmosphere for first time

Astronomy.com - Wed 11 Sep 19

Orbiting around a relatively docile red dwarf star, the exoplanet is "the best candidate for habitability that we know right now."

Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet, says astronomers

The Hindu - Thu 12 Sep 19

K2-18b is now the only planet orbiting a star outside the Solar System known to have both water and temperatures that could be potentially habitable

NASA's Hubble finds water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet for 1st time

Eurekalert - Wed 11 Sep 19

With data from the Hubble Space Telescope, water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth with habitable temperatures.

Water detected on an exoplanet located in its star's habitable zone

ScienceDaily - Wed 11 Sep 19

Astronomers have detected water vapor on the exoplanet K2-18b -- a major discovery in the search of alien life.