Astrophysicist Lisa Kaltenegger is looking for life on exoplanets. She combs data from space telescopes to find signs of water, oxygen or methane in other star systems. And she is confident that if extraterrestrial life exists it will be found soon.
Roskosmos has launched a German-Russian space telescope to replace Moscow's Hubble-like Spektr-R. The telescope will allow scientists to observe more than 100,000 galaxy clusters, marking "the beginning of a new era."
Astronomers have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of the exoplanet K2-18b. They say it is the first planet beyond earth that has the potential to support life.
China's ambitious space program could also be a chance for the European Space Agency to grow. The Europeans can't afford big projects such as Mars missions or building lunar bases on their own, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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