Astronomers on Wednesday announced they had spotted the first planet beyond the Solar System that has water, the precious ingredient for life.
The watery world, though, is far beyond the reach of our puny chemically-powered rockets -- and in any case is quite uninhabitable.
It is made of gas rather than rock and its atmosphere reaches temperatures hot enough to melt steel, which means the water exists only as superheated steam.
The find, named HD189733b, is about 15 percent bigger than our Jupiter and orbits a star in the constellation of Vulpecula the Fox, according to a paper released by Nature, the weekly British science journal. FULL STORY HERE !