Water vapour in the atmosphere of the habitable-zone eight-Earth-mass planet K2-18 b

@article{Tsiaras2019WaterVI,
  title={Water vapour in the atmosphere of the habitable-zone eight-Earth-mass planet K2-18 b},
  author={Angelos Tsiaras and Ingo P. Waldmann and Giovanna Tinetti and Jonathan Tennyson and Sergey N. Yurchenko},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  year={2019}
}
In the past decade, observations from space and the ground have found water to be the most abundant molecular species, after hydrogen, in the atmospheres of hot, gaseous extrasolar planets1–5. Being the main molecular carrier of oxygen, water is a tracer of the origin and the evolution mechanisms of planets. For temperate, terrestrial planets, the presence of water is of great importance as an indicator of habitable conditions. Being small and relatively cold, these planets and their… 

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