Scientists May Have Found The First Habitable Planet (That’s Not Earth)

A group of scientists from the University College London discovered water on exoplanet K2-18b. Exoplanets refer to planets outside of our solar system. This one happens to reside 110 light-years from Earth.

“K2-18b, which is eight times the mass of Earth, is now the only planet orbiting a star outside the solar system, or ‘exoplanet,’ known to have both water and temperatures that could support life,” researchers said in a statement.

“Finding water in a potentially habitable world other than Earth is incredibly exciting. K2-18b is not ‘Earth 2.0,’ as it is significantly heavier and has a different atmospheric composition,” said lead author Angelos Tsiaras, Ph.D. of UCL’s Center for Space Exochemistry Data, in the statement. “However, it brings us closer to answering the fundamental question: Is the Earth unique?”

The planet likely doesn’t contain life in a way that we would understand. But, should life develop and become hostile towards Earth, President Trump’s newly-launched Space Force will quickly dispatch those pesky alien invaders.

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  1. Larry Craig
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    Other scientists who have studied the question of the habitability of life on earth have identified about 100 factors necessary for the existence of life here. They often use the expression ‘fine tuning’ to describe it. So this planet had so far, what, two of them?

  2. charles
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    If you left here as an infant how many generations past you would have expired in 110 light years, not practical, unless it would be taking the place of Gitmo, or it could be Brazos World?

  3. Rob C Anthonisen
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    There could be no invasion from anywhere out of our solar system. It would take a million years to get here. Or maybe more.

  4. Zakkova
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    If we could travel 1 light year per hour it would take 110 hours or 4.58 days to get to this planet. But that would mean we’d have to sip along at 700 million miles per hour, something that is far out of reach right now.

    • perfsmrf
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      That would be many times faster than light….nothing travels faster than light!

  5. Sharon Jeanguenat
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    Earth is unique in that is the ONLY planet that supports human beings. I doubt they will EVER find a planet that is as unique as this one. And, that’s the way God intended it to be. No big bang blew this planet, & the life forms on it just accidentally formed perfectly to be able to survive. And, it wasn’t just a coincidence either. I doubt we ever find a planet that does support humans, unless we change things so that it will.

    • MYKE BRITT
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      It’s too bad that those in a position to do something to improve the quality of life on earth choose to waste TRILLIONS ON PLAYING SPACE WAR GAMES. WE NEED TO RESOLVE THE ASHKENAZI PROBLEM OCCUPYING PALESTINE SO THERE COULD BE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Teaching third world countries about birth control instead of supporting them in slaughtering little helpless humans would be TWO GREAT STEPS FORWARD! REMEMBER, GOD DISPERSED THE ORIGINAL HEBREW JEWS FROM PALESTINE AFTER THEY MURDERED HIS SON AND OUR SAVIOR. THE U N CREATED THE SO CALLED “ISRAEL” BY STEALING THE LAND FROM THE PALESTINIANS AND THE HEBREW JEWS THAT HAD LIVED IN PEACE FOR THE MOST PART FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS!

      • Larry Craig
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        The UN was not involved with the birth of Israel. Jews began returning to the land in the 1800s. It was essentially uninhabitable. They bought their land from the residents at inflated prices and made it inhabitable. More Arabs moved back to the land after seeing how well it was doing. The British who were in charge of the land after WW1 proposed forming two countries, one for the Jews and one for the Arabs. When the Jews declared statehood, they were immediately attacked by the surrounding Arab nations and lost. No land was stolen and the UN was not involved.

      • CJ Madden
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        Wrong. Palestinians are squatters in Israel; the Palestinians have been nomads for centuries and never really had land of their own. Israel allowed the Palestinians to live in Israel, but the Palestinians now seek to keep the area where Israel allowed them to stay. Palestinians are known for biting the hand that feeds them.

    • CJ Madden
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      The Universe is large, so large in fact that we don’t know just how big it is. God did create this Earth for us humans; but God could just as well have created another planet for humans that are already there. I don’t know why people want to limit the Power of God–seems to me we mere humans are always underestimating Him.

  6. JoeyP
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    Don’t you think that a mass that is EIGHT TIMES that of earth has a LOT of EXCESSIVE GRAVITY? I sure hope you are taking your VITAMINS, Wheaties and EXCERCISE – LOTS of IT! There’s more than a habitable atmosphere when looking at other planets for habitation . . .

  7. Peter. Webb
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    We all need to realize that God(the Living, creator God) gave Israel ( specially to Abraham from whom the Jews came from) the land & much more was given to Abraham’s descendens; that has never changed. When Jehovah returns @ the end of the Tribulation, He will establish a reign of 1000 yrs with His @ Jerusalem. There is no other human life in the universe .

  8. Larry Craig
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    I don’t see a way to edit my first comment. I just wanted to say that I am skeptical of scientists who are so sure of the nature of things that are billions of miles away.

    • CJ Madden
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      Larry, I share your skepticism. Science has never been exact and scientists are always changing their answers.

  9. Lance Renfrow
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    Unless we find a way to go the speed of light It will never happen.It takes an infinite amount of energy to go that fast. Now in saying that who knows maybe there is a way. Nothing is impossible.

  10. Elihu
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    We are still a long way away from even hitting light speed and even if we could reach Light Speed it would still take 110yrs to get there. It would take a generation ship which we are still a century from even if we could get our act together and pool our resources for the good of human kind. But the odds are we will be in WW3 killing each other long before we can learn to help each other. It just seems to be our destiny to murder the only intelligent life we know. Ours.

  11. Anees Shah
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    For the first time, beyond our solar system astronomer have found water vapors and clouds in the atmosphere of an exoplanet K2-18 b where the temperature may be perfect for life.

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