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The International Astronomical Union and Minor Planets Center, the global body for naming Kuiper Belt objects, has finally given a name for the most distant world ever explored by a space mission. It is called Arrokoth. NASA launched the New Horizons mission in January 2006. After crossing by Pluto in 2015, in 2019 it flew by ..
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 ..
Topics: Astronomy • Cygnus • Discoveries of exoplanets • Exoplanetology • Exoplanets • Extraterrestrial water • K2-155d • K2-18b • Kepler space telescope • Planetary science • Search for extraterrestrial intelligence • Super-Earth
The ground based telescope picked up signals confirming planet revolving sun like star. The star belongs to the Milky Way galaxy. The star was identified using spectroscopic methods. It is in its white dwarf state. Eventually our sun is also likely to reach this stage in 5 billion years. As the star is running out ..
Topics: Astronomy • Comet • Exoplanetology • Extraterrestrial water • Formation and evolution of the Solar System • Natural sciences • Observational astronomy • Physical sciences • Planet • Planetary science • Planetary system