In a tantalizing first, scientists have discovered water at a planet outside our solar system that has temperatures suitable for life. 9News
In a tantalizing first, scientists have discovered water at a planet outside our solar system that has temperatures suitable for life.Asteroid bigger than six football fields in diameter to pass Earth Nonetheless, Tsiaras said K2-18b could help determine, "Is the Earth unique?" The results are doubly exciting, Tsiaras noted, given this is not only the first Super Earth with water detected in its atmosphere but the planet also resides within the habitable zone of its star. The research teams used archived data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other spacecraft to analyze the planet's atmosphere. Further observations are needed to determine whether the planet is indeed a true water world, using next-generation observatories like NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Ariel, both due to launch in the 2020s. Future telescopes on Earth and in space should help uncover more Super Earths orbiting red dwarf stars — believed to be the most common planets and stars in our Milky Way galaxy. Super Earths are defined as having a mass greater than Earth but less than gas giants like Uranus and Neptune; more than 1,260 have been confirmed to date. Exoplanet (AAP/Getty) While water already has been identified in the atmospheres of hot gas giants circling other stars, the latest findings represent the first detection of water vapor in the atmosphere of another type of exoplanet, Tsiaras said. A NASA tally currently lists more than 4,000 confirmed exoplanets and another 4,000 potential candidates. Most have been detected using the transit method, where telescopes watch for a slight, fleeting dimming of a star's light as a planet passes in the field of view. For now, scientists know K2-18b takes 33 days to orbit its star, so one year there is one month here. At this distance, temperatures range from minus-100 degrees to 116 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 73 degrees to 47 degrees Celsius.) The star, glowing red in the day sky, is believed to bombard the planet with radiation harsh enough to quickly inflict any human visitors with cancer, although "life there may have evolved differently" in order to survive, noted the London team's Ingo Waldmann. A sister planet, meanwhile, orbits closer to the star and is likely too hot to be in the habitable zone. The cloud cover isn't too thick on K2-18b, otherwise it would have obscured the water vapor in the atmosphere, according to the scientists. The surface, meanwhile, could be wet or dry. The London data suggest water vapor makes up anywhere between 0.01% and 50% of the atmosphere — "quite a big range," Waldmann acknowledged. Either way, given the planet's mass, it would be difficult to walk on the surface. "Maybe not quite your vacation destination just yet," Waldmann joked. © Nine Digital Pty Ltd 2019 Continue reading Read more: Nine News Australia
You only have to read accompanying tweets to hope their is more intelligent life than us out there. When can we move in and leave all the coal loving renewable heating wankers behind to suffocate in their own mess? 9NewsMelb Please take me there. 9NewsGoldCoast Can they please send water to us - cheers 😜
Send the Greenies there Great! Another planet to be possibly infested by humans in the future!! So why don't they move there and take their climate scam with them? 9NewsMelb We can't even make it to the Moon or Mars. 9NewsSyd But how long does it take to get there?Can I bring snacks? 9NewsQueensland Wow, living water, last I looked, and checked my anatomy I consisted of a little more than water. How the hell scientists can say water = life is BS it's an essential part, yes, one of many Maybe that's what Christians call living water
I dont think we need to spend money and time on looking at resources on another planet just because we get stingy and use up what mother earth has given us...we should be learning how to use resources wisely and learning useful stuff that is here on earth
Japan may have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into the sea, minister saysThe operator of the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is expected to run out of room to store radioactive water by 2022 and may have to dump it into the Pacific Ocean. Because surely that won’t affect the air and water. 🤦🏽♀️ It's not a big deal but cos it's rAdIaTiOn some ppl will freak-out about it Oh that’s a great idea! Then we can all share it!
this means stuff all to 99.9% of the folks on planet earth When we can travel at the speed of light we can go visit! 😂 The universe is so vast for good reason. To keep any forms of life completely separated from humans 9News
Japan considers dumping radioactive water into the PacificJapan's environment minister says radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant may have to be dumped into the Pacific Ocean. Well that's stipid...good bye to your fish. So they can then test how radioactive whales become Gee and Australian Liberals want to ‘Go Nuclear’. Haven’t they learnt ANYTHING
Japan may dump radioactive water into seaTokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting since the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Do you want Godzilla? This is how you get Godzilla. What exactly do you mean 'may dump'? Not an issue, but makes a good scaremongering story. There's been hundreds of nuclear tests conducted across the Pacific, the release of water is minuscule in comparison.
Water detected in atmosphere of alien planet, but it's not Earth as we know it, Jim!An alien super-world 110 light years away from us is the first outside our solar system to have conditions that are potentially suitable to host life, astronomers say. K hieroglyph, forked tongue of Israelitish occupier. 2 another extension of duality, both reside in disunity, with superintellection, believing they are somehow better off in disbelief than belief. One ate B hieroglyph posterior, a covenant with caliginous.Entire article fiction Congratulations ABC - you did far better than channel 9 did! Water detected in atmosphere of alien planet, but it's not Earth as we know it. 🌊🌎🚀😍
'Amplifying': Sydneysiders match rural counterparts in water worriesSydney residents are as stressed about fresh water supplies as their rural counterparts, and are almost as supportive of recycling water, including for drinking. p_hannam Don’t you have a desalination plant? p_hannam If weekly decline in water storages has slowed by 2 percentage points to 3 percentage points, as stated, that’s 40% decrease in water consumption. The article attributes that to desal, but desal can only provide 15%. I’d suggest that the weather has played a bigger role. p_hannam Human driven climate change, human wasteful greed and a humans lack of awareness to nature all lead to the fall of society in the end; we brought this on ourselves
Littleproud ‘has blinkers on’ over farmer water shortages | Sky News AustraliaBeef producer Jane Beer says Water Resources Minister David Littleproud and the government “have got the blinkers on” when it comes to farmers and their water needs.\n\n“Farmers are being systematically destroyed by the Murray-Darling Basin Plan,” Ms Beer said. \n\nSpeaking to Sky News, Ms Beer warned that without rain in the next two weeks, one million tonnes of grain and one million tonnes of fodder will be lost.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia D_LittleproudMP is the Original WaterBoy Watergate MurrayDarlingWaterTheft The_Nationals LiberalAus donors auspol qt Senateqt auspol From the 1960s NSW LNP voted against a royal commission in the MDBS recently, the cockroaches are scurrying from the light being shone on this disgraceful scam.