K2-18b: 'Super-Earth' that could host alien life is discovered

Toronto, Canada (SPX) Dec 08, 2017 New research using data collected by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has revealed that a little-known exoplanet called K2-18b could well be a scaled-up version of Earth. Just as exciting, the same researchers also discovered for the first time that the planet has a neighbor. "Being able to measure the mass and density of K2-18b was tremendous, but to discover a new exoplanet

K2-18b: 'Super-Earth' that could host alien life is discovered

It also has a neighbour...

Tue 5 Dec 17 from The Independent

Two super-Earths around star K2-18

New research using data collected by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has revealed that a little-known exoplanet called K2-18b could well be a scaled-up version of Earth.

Tue 5 Dec 17 from Phys.org

Astronomers Studying ‘Super-Earth’ Exoplanet Find A Bonus Planet

Scientists used to wonder how common planets were throughout the universe, and now we know. They're so common, it's possible just to find another one while you're trying to gather data on the ...

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Extremetech

'Super Earth' is discovered and it has perfect conditions for aliens

Scientists have discovered a supersized version of Earth that could host life on a distant galaxy.

Thu 7 Dec 17 from FOXNews

Little-known rocky exoplanet is a 'scaled-up Earth'

Experts led by the University of Montreal, Canada, found that the exoplanet K2-18b (artist's impression) is mostly made up of rock, just like our own planet.

Tue 5 Dec 17 from Daily Mail

Two Super-Earths around red dwarf K2-18

Sat 9 Dec 17 from Astrobiology Magazine

Two Super-Earths around red dwarf K2-18, Fri 8 Dec 17 from SpaceDaily

Two Super-Earths around red dwarf K2-18, Tue 5 Dec 17 from ScienceDaily

Pair of super-Earths found orbiting star K2-18

Astronomers have discovered not one but two super-Earths surrounding the star K2-18, a red-dwarf located 111 light-years from Earth.

Wed 6 Dec 17 from UPI

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