K2 18b Has a Damp Atmosphere

In 2015 Kepler found this planet orbiting a red dwarf star some 110 light years from Earth, twice as wide as Earth, and has eight times Earth’s mass. It's not exactly Earth-like, but it does orbit within the habitable zone of that star. In 2016 and 2017 using the Hubble, a team discovered that the... Continue Reading →

BepiColombo blasts off to Mercury

#ICYMI We're on our way to #Mercury! 🚀 #BepiColombo blasted off on an #Ariane5 from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45GMT/03:45 CEST this morning with @ESA_Bepi @JAXA_MMO & @ESA_MTM onboard. Full story: https://t.co/uXTlVD9jXX pic.twitter.com/wZqZtVADqf — BepiColombo (@BepiColombo) October 20, 2018 Watch the launch replay: https://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2018/10/BepiColombo_launch_replay BepiColombo is Europe's first mission to Mercury, in combination with... Continue Reading →

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