(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Super Earth - K2-18b

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Super Earth - K2-18b

Topic: Super Earth - K2-18b

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Space seems to be the favour of the season these days, And it is not India's moon mission Chandrayaan 2, alone that's keeping the interest alive in humanity's final frontier.

Astronomers have learned of an exciting find. A research report in the journal Nature Astronomy says water has been found in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a distant star outside our solar system. What's more this planet has Earth-like temperatures that could support life. Called K2-18b, it's eight times the mass of Earth, And is now the only exoplanet known to have both water and temperature that could be potentially habitable. Known as Super Earth, the planet orbits the dwarf star K2-18b, about 110 light years from us in the Leo constellation. But there's bad news as well... Researchers say given the high level of activity of its red dwarf star, K2-18b may be more hostile than Earth .. And even exposed to radiation. Our program today is all about this planet. The Super Earth its features and potential for supporting life and humanity's relentless curiosity about finding life outside earth.

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