“Ever since the discovery of the first exoplanet, astronomers have made steady progress towards finding and probing planets in the habitable zone of their host stars, where the conditions could be right for liquid water to form and life to sprawl. Results from the Kepler mission indicate that the occurrence rate of habitable-zone Earths and super-Earths may be as high as 5–20%. Despite this abundance, probing the conditions and atmospheric properties on any of these habitable-zone planets is extremely difficult and has remained elusive to date. Here, we report the detection of water vapor and the likely presence of liquid water clouds in the atmosphere of the 8.6 M⊕ habitable-zone planet K2-18b”.
BREAKING NEWS : Chandra
@Chandrawick was LIVE on
“Midnight in the Desert with Dave Schrader” : 9pm – 12am Pacific Time (12am – 3am EST) on 2019-6-14/15.
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2018/05/19 – Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe & Kelly Em – Are Octopi From Outer Space … Really?!
The breakthrough test that could give ‘unambiguous evidence of life on another world’ – without having to send samples back to Earth