Our new home? Webb telescope discovers carbon dioxide on K2-18 b exoplanet

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center 14/09/23 A new investigation with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope into K2-18 b, an exoplanet 8.6 times as massive as Earth, has revealed the presence of carbon-bearing molecules including methane and carbon dioxide. Webb’s discovery adds to recent studies suggesting that K2-18 b could be a Hycean exoplanet, one which […]

NASA smash spacecraft into asteroid in planetary defense test

By Charles Carter, 27/09/22 Innovators at NASA have smashed their DART spacecraft into asteroid moonlet Dimorphos in the world’s first planetary defense test of asteroid deflection. They aim to prove that humanity can change the course of future asteroids that are headed for earth to avoid disaster, by intentionally hitting them with spacecraft. The team […]

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