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Water discovered for first time in atmosphere of habitable exoplanet

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Eight times the mass of Earth and twice as big, K2-18b orbits in its star's 'habitable zone' at a distance – neither too far nor too close – where water can exist in liquid form, scientists report

EXOPLANET. This artist’s impression shows the planet K2-18b, its host star and an accompanying planet in this system. Image from ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

A layer of 'aerogel' could make Mars habitable and even enable life to develop there – but here's why we should wait

Jul 20, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Ideas for changing or 'terraforming' Mars, by introducing an atmospheric greenhouse effect to warm it, have been around for a long time

Artist concept of settlement on Mars. NASA

We discovered a warped and twisted disc of young, massive stars at the edge of our Milky Way

Feb 09, 2019 - 11:38 AM

The Milky Way is all around us, so to determine its shape, we would need to map the distributions of stars in all directions

WARPED AND TWISTED. The warped spiral galaxy ESO 510-G13 seen edge-on. NASA