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.
John Mayer underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday morning, forcing the rocker to postpone a New Orleans Dead & Company show. It's unclear when he'll be healthy enough to get back on the road to continue.
There Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.5/5G Wi-Fi), GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB v2.0, dual SIM slots and USB OTG support. One nice touch is the arrival of "Supercharge", which will charge the battery to 50 per cent in 30 minutes.
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.
Meanwhile, The Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force are engaged in rescue operations with their ships, aircraft and helicopters. The intensity of the cyclone is likely to weaken on Monday and subsequently on Tuesday.
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.
The volume keys also have a black paint finish which makes the variant look distinct from the base variant of the OnePlus 5T . The smartphone has 6.01-inch full optic AMOLED display with full-HD+ (1080 x 2160) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
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.
Voyager 1 will switch back to its other thrusters once the probe no longer has enough power for the heaters, officials said. These are located on the back of the spacecraft and are identical to the thrusters that they've used so far.
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.
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.
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.
Fire burning in Sepulveda Pass
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.
Former Clemson DC Morris Gets Arkansas Job
Following the 2010 season he headed to Clemson as Dabo Swinney's offensive coordinator from 2011-14. Morris went on to get his first head coaching job at SMU, where he spent the last three seasons.
Mideast carriers to pilot aviation growth in 2018
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).
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.