On the planet K2-18b, which is in the liveable zone, scientists first discovered the water. The study is published in the journal Nature Astronomy.
Astronomer Angelos Tsiaras said that the planet favorable temperature for the formation of liquid water. Together with a group of scientists, he found that there is an atmosphere that contains water vapor, hydrogen and helium. Tsiaras says that now the question arises about the uniqueness of the Earth. He noted that K2-18b — “the best candidate for habitability, which we have now”.
Another scientist Bjorn Bennike also conducted research with his team. They watched the celestial body with the help of the Hubble telescope. Scientists have found that the area in which the gathering clouds, can have the correct pressure and temperature for formation of liquid water. This means that the planet can go to the pouring rain. Bennet claims that it is one of the most exciting conclusions of the study.
Exoplanet (planet outside our Solar system — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) K2-18b was discovered in 2015. It revolves around a dim red dwarf star approximately 110 light-years. Habitable planet is about 2.5 times greater than the radius of Earth and eight times its mass.
Scientists say that within ten years will be able to see exactly whether there is life on this planet. They will see whether there is in the atmosphere of gases that can produce living organisms.
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