Astronomers first found water in the planet's atmosphere, orbiting an area that could inhabit a distant planet. Finding water in this new world, called K2-18B, will be a research candidate for alien life. In 10 years, the new telescope will be able to determine whether the atmosphere of the K2-18B contains gases that can be produced by organisms. Professor Giovanna Tenetti, a professor at University College London, said, “This is the first time we have found water on Earth in areas where we can live around temperature stars depending on life.
An inhabitable area is the area around a star whose temperature causes the water to become liquid on the planet's surface.
K2-18B is about 650 million miles, which is 111 light years from Earth, or a distance that exceeds the capacity of the probe.
Ingo Waldman, a professor at University College London, said that waiting for the next generation of space telescopes, which will be released in the next decade, is the only choice, and in the airspace of the earth, only living organisms can see the gas that can be produced.
The K2-18B was discovered in 2015, one of hundreds of planets from the Earth to Neptune, discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft. NASA's Tess mission is expected to find hundreds of other planets in the future.