However, not much was known about the exoplanet earlier, particularly about its composition, which is the reason researchers from the University of Texas and the University of Montreal made a decision to find out whether K2-18b is a rocky scaled-up version of Earth or a gassy object like Neptune.
The team which conducted the study with data from the European Southern Observatory, also discovered that the planet has a neighbor.
They found the planet is mostly rock with a gassy atmosphere, just like earth, but more research is needed to be sure. The analysis of the radial velocity measurements also helped them discover another planet revolving around K2-18.
Canadian researchers have discovered that a previously-known exoplanet is several times bigger than Earth and orbits in what's often called the "Goldilocks zone" - a not-too-hot, not-too-cold region that could host liquid water.
Current technology prevents us from being able to definitively say which one it is but the fact that it could be either is a huge leap forward in our understanding of this distant solar system. "Once all the boxes were checked it sunk in that, wow, this actually is a planet". As per the researchers, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will play a significant role in finding out further information about this super-Earth. Water, as we know it, is a key component for the possibility of life.
University of Montreal Professor René Doyon added: "There's a lot of demand to use this telescope, so you have to be meticulous in choosing which exoplanets to look at".
Engineers inspect the James Webb Space Telescope after cryogenic testing in Houston, November 19, 2017. It's the closest rocky planet found in a habitable zone found since Proxima Centauri b in 2016, which is located only four light-years away.
"K2-18b is now one of the best targets for atmospheric study, it's going to the near top of the list", he said.
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Strong performance of the passenger business is supported by expected robust GDP growth of 3.1 per cent, the strongest since 2010. A rise in cargo carried to 62.5 million tonnes (up 4.5 per cent on the 59.9 million tonnes in 2017).
Once those shelters reached capacity, pet owners were directed to take their large animals to the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Fixed-wing aircraft are unable to fly and gusts of up to 45 miles per hour are being felt, LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said .
As a result, no official from the Russian Ministry of Sport for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be accredited. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously said it would be humiliating to compete without national symbols.
According to ESPN , Riley, Hill and LiAngelo Ball were subject to review for possible violations to UCLA's Student Conduct Code. LaVar Ball is taking the reins on his suspended son's basketball future.
Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu said Kapoor will be remembered for the memorable roles he played in a number of films. He went on to immortalize characters like Prem Sagar in The Householder and Sanju in Shakespeare-Wallah respectively.
The fighting that led to Saleh's death also apparently allowed the Houthis gain control of the majority of Yemen's capital Sanaa. Reports in Iranian media and Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, also claimed that the leader had been killed.
Smith-Schuster apologized for the hit during post-game interviews as well as on Twitter . "Me just playing ball, I hit him". You got to acknowledge it and he's got to work hard so that people understand who he is from a sportsmanship standpoint.
Los Angeles Fire Dispatcher Margaret Stewart said the fire could grow with winds blowing at over 25 miles per hour . Forecasters are calling for another afternoon of gusty winds, which will help fuel the fires on Wednesday.
The HP Envy x2 will be available in spring next year, while no timeframe has been shared for the ASUS NovaGo yet. The device runs Windows 10 S out of the box, you will however able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices
But Amazon says that the company is being spiteful and was limiting what products were able to connect to Google's video service. Videos were displayed on its touchscreen without channel subscriptions, further video recommendations, and other features.
Sunni Waqf Board disassociates itself from Sibal
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi trained his guns at Kapil Sibal and the Congress and blamed Sibal for politicising the issue. Congress leader Anand Sharma said that Prime Minister was diverting the issue from lack of development in Gujarat.
Pope Francis defends Jerusalem 'status quo'
Trump is expected to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and begin preparations to move the U.S. The Vatican and the Palestinians plan to create a permanent working group on interfaith issues.
Warm Tuesday, but wet snow possible late this week
Dale said there's no significant snowfall in the forecast but there is a chance for some snow showers Tuesday evening. Tuesday night should be mild and breezy as the rain will continue with the cold front crossing the region.
Girl's body found; mom's boyfriend charged with hiding death
The toddler, who was reported missing on November 27, was found dead on Saturday near her Jacksonville , North Carolina home. Daniel Bober, investigator Vincent Hill, syndicated radio talk host Dave Mack, and child advocate lawyer Ashley Willcott.