Friday, September 29, 2023

NASA finds signs of life and water on a distant exoplanet

Although we often talk about finding life outside Earth and worry about contact with aliens, UFOs, and abnormal phenomena, the search for life forms on other planets is a constant activity, perhaps influenced by the science fiction stories that we normally enjoy at NASA.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration constantly analyzes data and has information on various planets, whether in our solar system (Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, etc.) or outside of it, which are called exoplanets or extrasolar planets. And on this occasion, the discovery focuses on an exoplanet called KB-18b, located more than 120 light-years from Earth as we look towards Leo, one of the constellations of the zodiac.

This is KB-18b, a planet where there are signs of life

It has always been said that where there is water, there can be life, and that is exactly what NASA thinks about the aforementioned exoplanet, as the analyses point to the possibility that the atmosphere is rich in hydrogen and the surface of oceans is made of water. The fact that there are large amounts of water is more or less clear, but what has really attracted attention is the possibility that dimethyl sulfide (DMS), a molecule produced on Earth by life in marine environments, exists. Nikku Madhusudhan, an astronomer at the University of Cambridge, believes upcoming studies by the Webb Space Telescope will determine whether or not DMS is present in significant quantities.

We remind you that NASA plans to launch a completely free application with which you can follow its missions and investigations and enjoy all kinds of documentaries. All information can be found here.

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