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Scientists discover water vapor in atmosphere of a super-Earth “K2-18b”

For the first time, the astronomers at the University College London have discovered water vapour in the atmosphere of an Earth-size planet called K2-18b. They used data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The exoplanet “K2-18b” is 8-times the mass of Earth and known as a super-Earth. It orbits a red dwarf star 110 light-years away ..

US Cargo Spacecraft Cygnus Released from ISS

The US cargo spacecraft Cygnus was released from the International Space Station (ISS) on 8th February. About Cygnus The Cygnus is an American automated cargo spacecraft developed by Orbital Sciences. It is built and launched by the Northrop Grumman (an American global aerospace and defense technology company). It is part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation ..

PH1: the newly discovered planet

A new planet which is called PH1 has been discovered by researchers. The planet: Six times larger than the Earth Located at 5,000 light years distance from the Earth Present in the constellation of Cygnus Its sky is illuminated by 4 stars It is the seventh planet to be found orbiting binary stars, and the ..