Hubble Finds Water Vapor On Distant Exoplanet

  • Am 11 Sep 2019 veröffentlicht
  • With data from the Hubble Space Telescope, water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of an exoplanet within the habitable zone of its host star.
    K2-18b, which is eight times the mass of Earth, is the only planet orbiting a star outside the solar system (or “exoplanet”) within the habitable zone.
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    Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
    Paul R. Morris (USRA): Lead Producer

    Music credits: "Only Human" by Guillaume Bernard [SACEM]; Universal Production Music

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  • Quinn Clayton
    Quinn Clayton Vor 3 Stunden

    I get the feeling we're all gonna be a lot shorter on our new home xD

  • Parag Patel
    Parag Patel Vor 3 Tage

    Baby Yoda's planet

  • Parag Patel
    Parag Patel Vor 3 Tage

    Please tag the music.

    • Parag Patel
      Parag Patel Vor 3 Tage

      Never mind it can be found on the link the description.

  • vinish shetty
    vinish shetty Vor 3 Tage

    Just like a star is born and dies life has to end to begin, May be life in the center of our galaxy has already gone extinct and we are the last remaining intelligent life forms in the fringe of our galaxy, wouldn't it be better to look for alien life at the other arms at the fringe of our galaxy than the center of our galaxy, After all we have the technology to harness light into energy but we still are plagued by our own manufactured limitations.

  • ItZ MuFFiN!
    ItZ MuFFiN! Vor 4 Tage

    There isnt a chance theres live, THE Sun is so far away that if u touch it u die from freezing.

  • Ринат Мур
    Ринат Мур Vor 17 Tage

    Ну отлично что нашли, предлогаю всех кто не может мирно жить отправить на эту планету.

  • Real Dutch
    Real Dutch Vor 20 Tage


  • Slawomir Malik
    Slawomir Malik Vor Monat

    Unmanned flying units examining signals in the universe

  • Martin Geerars
    Martin Geerars Vor Monat

    But does it have a moon? Do any of these exo planets that have been found in their stars goldie locks zone have a moon. It doesn't matter how many boxes it ticks if it doesn't tick that one the environment is likely too unstable to support life for long if at all

  • Chillin '
    Chillin ' Vor 3 Monate

    ight imma head out

    IKEA BIRD No2 Vor 3 Monate

    There has to be life and Earth like planets, because it can't be that this planet is the only planet to be known to have life in the universe!

  • Russell Fautheree
    Russell Fautheree Vor 3 Monate +3

    Somewhere in this unfathomably large universe that we live in, there exists the possibility that there are real dragons that can breathe fire and look strongly similar to our mythologies. That idea makes me happy even if I never find out if it's true.

  • Sandric Bendiksen
    Sandric Bendiksen Vor 3 Monate

    oooo thats some spooky music

  • antimatter79
    antimatter79 Vor 3 Monate +6

    Think for a moment the Vapor happned 110 years ago and now we're getting to see it.. Amazing!

  • i think i exist
    i think i exist Vor 3 Monate +5

    We are one step closer to clap them alien cheeks

  • Simnater Croc
    Simnater Croc Vor 4 Monate +4

    Hopefully one day in the faaaaar future (we will be long dead) our grand grand kids kids will travel this infinite universe and find life or even better humans not relying on Earth as the only planet suitable for human's, just look how good NASA are exploring the universe but the government doesn't budget them enough money to explore more of the universe I always believe the impossible is possible just look how far scientists came proving Einstein wrong and taking a picture of a black hole
    Lalela I believe what we say is impossible today like making a warp drive machine which can travel x3000 or more the speed of light one day will be possible
    And not to forget the best editing its just great nice video

  • Jane Feeney
    Jane Feeney Vor 4 Monate +2

    How can you tell it's water and not some toxic fluid.

    • Jane Feeney
      Jane Feeney Vor 4 Monate +1

      @Viryl Lucas thank you.

    • Viryl Lucas
      Viryl Lucas Vor 4 Monate +1

      Using spectrography. Light that bounces off certain molecules like water has hydrogen and oxygen (different elements bounce off different kinds of light)

  • VainCape549
    VainCape549 Vor 4 Monate +1

    This is the planet where Subnautica is based in

  • Saiful Islam Pramanik
    Saiful Islam Pramanik Vor 4 Monate

    Earth is not unique. There are more planet like our Earth. 👍👍❤❤👈👈

    YAROSH ROMANETS Vor 4 Monate


  • Andy
    Andy Vor 4 Monate

    So you found our home world.

  • Grenge g
    Grenge g Vor 4 Monate

    Good for you NASA!

  • Brian Seibert
    Brian Seibert Vor 4 Monate

    Awesome stuff, what other compounds are in the atmosphere. ?

  • Jackie Cobb
    Jackie Cobb Vor 4 Monate +6

    I can save NASA millions of dollars right now... Yes, Earth is unique. You're welcome.

    • Zmaj
      Zmaj Vor 4 Monate

      True, even if there is lots of life out there.

  • Lyu Mazin
    Lyu Mazin Vor 4 Monate

    It's very exciting news!

  • carl de wet
    carl de wet Vor 4 Monate +1

    Great, Great News!
    Earth is Pretty Special but Chances are Earth is Not Unique.

  • The KeenTribe
    The KeenTribe Vor 4 Monate +1

    Even our strongest telescopes, Pluto is nothing but a blurry smudge. But we can detect water vapor, atmospheres, and earth-like planets that are light years away? Help me understand????

  • Gấu Cún Gaming
    Gấu Cún Gaming Vor 4 Monate

    Cách 100 Năm Ánh Sáng Thì Tới Bằng Niềm Tin à?

  • Maria da Luz Moutinho
    Maria da Luz Moutinho Vor 4 Monate

    Como esta descoberta é intrigante ... como as mudanças de estado da água ...Se ao aumentar a temperatura aumenta a quantidade de água que passa ao estado gasoso não é? Então se é mais frio como é que água se evapora?? Se a água a ferver e mantém a temperatura até todo o líquido evaporar?? Só se a água armazenada no planeta mais calor?? Só se tiver imensos oceanos reservatórios de calor?? Isto é mesmo fascinante!!

  • Taylor Andre
    Taylor Andre Vor 4 Monate

    RIP Anne Frank

  • MrBonners
    MrBonners Vor 4 Monate

    They're coming.

  • Duc Duy Pham
    Duc Duy Pham Vor 4 Monate


  • The KING STøN AnOuaR
    The KING STøN AnOuaR Vor 4 Monate +2

    مغربي مر من هنا 🇲🇦💪

    • mojad
      mojad Vor 3 Monate

      morroco didnt do any space thing

  • AJ M
    AJ M Vor 4 Monate +2

    You'd get buff living on K2-18b.

    • Laughing Man
      Laughing Man Vor 4 Monate +1

      Perhaps, it could be less dense though. For example Mars is 15.1% of Earths Volume but has the 37.6% of it's gravity because it is denser

  • Rixon xavier
    Rixon xavier Vor 4 Monate +1

    Is earth unique?

    • Vu Me
      Vu Me Vor 4 Monate

      Its part of a solar system, just like other millions of stars have planets, how unique is that?

  • no name
    no name Vor 4 Monate

    really earth is unique..

  • unikat73
    unikat73 Vor 4 Monate

    I was here in 2019 and want to send greetings to all AI Units, visiting this Planet first. Good luck on your mission! 01001001 011101110110000101110011 01101000011001010111001001100101 0110100101101110 00110010001100000011000100111001 011000010110111001100100 01110111011000010110111001110100 0111010001101111 01110011011001010110111001100100 011001110111001001100101011001010111010001101001011011100110011101110011 0111010001101111 011000010110110001101100 0100000101001001 010101010110111001101001011101000111001100101100 0111011001101001011100110110100101110100011010010110111001100111 01110100011010000110100101110011 010100000110110001100001011011100110010101110100 011001100110100101110010011100110111010000101110 01000111011011110110111101100100 01101100011101010110001101101011 0110111101101110 01111001011011110111010101110010 0110110101101001011100110111001101101001011011110110111000100001

  • Evan Elrod
    Evan Elrod Vor 4 Monate

    That music kinda reminded me of the water temple from LoZ:OoT.

  • Joshua Shaw
    Joshua Shaw Vor 4 Monate

    Nice animations until the cringy blasphemous reflection of the Earth in the mirror of the James Webb 1:35 - 1:38. Looks like a reflection in a funhouse mirror!
    The surface of the mirror would have to be manufactured with such a tolerence that there would be no way to detect imperfections with the naked eye. It should look flawless.
    It was haunting to watch it again just to get the time markers of the video. I'm probably going to have nightmares about it, thanks NASA..

    • Laughing Man
      Laughing Man Vor 4 Monate

      Well I for one are glad they're spending their time , effort and money on space exploration and not a graphics department ;)

  • no label
    no label Vor 4 Monate

    😂 herd mentality at work here 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

  • FreeThineHeart _
    FreeThineHeart _ Vor 4 Monate

    What a pointless and misleading video!

  • William Mellor
    William Mellor Vor 4 Monate

    Us humans are very, does it have a magnetic field to shield us from radiation? Does it rotate so that we dont get too hot? Does it have a 1G gravity field? Sad to say if any of these are missing or not up to specs, then we cannot live there...but then again, maybe something else can which is why these planets must be protected from rapatious beings such as ourselves...

    • Joshua Shaw
      Joshua Shaw Vor 4 Monate

      Good questions Will. I'm sure there is not enough data to speak to most of them, but they did sort-of answer one at 0:43. The relationship between mass and gravitational attraction suggests that it will be much greater than 1G, but not a full 8G at the surface (unless the planet is the same size as earth but 8 times the density).

  • Vincent Lin
    Vincent Lin Vor 4 Monate +2

    Beautiful! Congratulations, NASA! K2-18b

  • Jonas Kh
    Jonas Kh Vor 4 Monate +2

    Nasa's efforts won't fruit until hundreds of years from now. It's a long time ahead til they figure out how to do interstellar travel with the speed of light. But this knowledge will and has to waken us up to prevent our only home from dying. CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL!

    • Vu Me
      Vu Me Vor 4 Monate

      @Laughing Man None of us will be alive.

    • Laughing Man
      Laughing Man Vor 4 Monate

      @Vu Me So?

    • Vu Me
      Vu Me Vor 4 Monate

      Sending data to this planet will take over a century , If NASA sent signal to the planet this year we can get a reply after the year 2219.

    • this is underground
      this is underground Vor 4 Monate +2

      Wtf are you talking about

  • Kytetiger
    Kytetiger Vor 4 Monate

    Cross finger for finding carbone traces

  • jean-michel maunier
    jean-michel maunier Vor 4 Monate

    la haut ne faites pas comme la terre ne dètruiser pas la planète l'humain est stupide

  • Darth Prime
    Darth Prime Vor 4 Monate +1

    Planet Hoth from Star Wars

  • Roman Nikulin
    Roman Nikulin Vor 4 Monate

    Почему я родился в России.Мое предназначение не здесь....

    BECOMING WR Vor 4 Monate +13

    Seriously, get someone to narrate these educational clips. They would get MUCH more engagement.

    • Viryl Lucas
      Viryl Lucas Vor 4 Monate

      Nice "tails" bro

    • Brian Sleeper
      Brian Sleeper Vor 4 Monate

      These are not educational Clips. They're nothing more than CGI movies and imagination. They show us no proof of these things just stories and Tails of the ventures they've seen in fake space.

  • Jungkook's illigirl
    Jungkook's illigirl Vor 4 Monate

    Earth is not unique

  • Sebastian Martinez
    Sebastian Martinez Vor 4 Monate +1

    We find life but its only 300 light years away no biggie. Maybe we can send a kite

    • sa mac
      sa mac Vor 4 Monate

      100 and 300 is a huge difference, but we are talking about light year, so same difference :)

  • loveonly x
    loveonly x Vor 4 Monate +64

    There *has* to be life at there somewhere, cuz there’s no way we’re the only ones in this enormous galaxy

    • Rafikul Islam
      Rafikul Islam Vor 3 Monate

      Galactic Penut Galactic Penut

    • Rafikul Islam
      Rafikul Islam Vor 3 Monate

      loveonly x for Rafik

    • Galactic Penut
      Galactic Penut Vor 3 Monate

      I mean like, if you’re in the Goldilocks zone with astroids crashing down at you making an atmosphere that’s not highly radioactive around a nice star and a Jupiter like planet then sure

    • God of All Saiyans
      God of All Saiyans Vor 3 Monate +1

      @sa mac where? Could you please tell exactly where it says that?

    • DDLC MC
      DDLC MC Vor 3 Monate +1

      The reason that we don’t see much life in space is because something is stopping other life from moving forward. The less life we see means The more chance we avoided that “something” and moved on. But that’s just a scientific theory.

  • krm398
    krm398 Vor 4 Monate +1

    dont be egotistical, Nature has never made just 1 of other worlds like this one are a certainty. we are not special we are average, if that.

  • Adriano Alvez
    Adriano Alvez Vor 4 Monate

    Super - earth

  • Adriano Alvez
    Adriano Alvez Vor 4 Monate

    Water ,Rainfall

  • Adriano Alvez
    Adriano Alvez Vor 4 Monate


  • Jimmy Pimps
    Jimmy Pimps Vor 4 Monate

    still life in the old dog yet

  • SOUL Söldíèr
    SOUL Söldíèr Vor 4 Monate +1

    The biggest challenge here for us human is :- Speed. Satellite tooks 10 years lumpsump to reach Pluto . And to reaching here isn't possible right know but not in future. All we need is to let these satellite travel at speed of light or less than it. Because there is lots of mystery hidden in space.

  • Joe Hanshaw
    Joe Hanshaw Vor 4 Monate

    Don’t let trump hear vape or you will get banned

      BECOMING WR Vor 4 Monate +1

      What an utterly lame and child-minded comment. Dipshit child

  • Edwin J.T.P
    Edwin J.T.P Vor 4 Monate

    That's a great discovery, now let us be the first to send a hyper- rocket with a rover to that planet to study.

    • Centauri A
      Centauri A Vor 8 Tage +1

      @Sky About 1 million+ years

    • Sky
      Sky Vor 4 Monate

      Bruh it is 110 light years from us
      Even If we were traveling at the speed of light it would take 110 years for us to reach there .With current technology,it would take thousands of years