Planets and Moons  Universe  ID: 13312

Hubble Finds Water Vapor On Distant Exoplanet

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

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Paul R. Morris (USRA): Lead Producer

Music credits: "Only Human" by Guillaume Bernard [SACEM]; Universal Production Music
 

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Paul R. Morris (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
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Keywords:
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> HST
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Science
SVS >> Exoplanet