Artist's impression of the K2-18 system , with K2-18 on left , K2-18b on right, and K2-18c between Artist's impression of the K2-18 system , with K2-18 on left , K2-18b on right, and K2-18c between - ImagesGram

Artist's impression of the K2-18 system , with K2-18 on left , K2-18b on right, and K2-18c between

K2-18, also known as EPIC 201912552, is a red dwarf star located 124 light-years (38 pc) from Earth, in the constellation of Leo. The star has an exoplanet, called K2-18b, a super-Earth located within the habitable zone of K2-18. It is the first exoplanet in the habitable zone to have water discovered in its atmosphere. The star also has a second planet K2-18c.

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