Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hubble Finds Water Vapor on Distant Exoplanet | NASA

Hubble Finds Water Vapor on Distant Exoplanet | NASA
Exoplanet distance from Earth: 110 light years
Sept. 11, 2019: With data from the Hubble Space Telescope, water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of an exoplanet 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

Video Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Paul R. Morris (USRA): Lead Producer
Music Credits: "Only Human" by Guillaume Bernard [SACEM]; Universal Production Music
Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds
Release Date: September 11, 2019



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