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Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet

  • Astronomers have for the first time discovered water in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a distant star.
  • The finding makes the world - which is called K2-18b -  a plausible candidate in the search for alien life.
  • Within 10 years, new space telescopes might be able  to determine whether K2-18b's atmosphere contains  gases that could be produced by living organisms