The American Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) James Webb Space Telescope has obtained unconfirmed data on signs of life on a distant planet, Ednews reports citing BBC.
Experts say the telescope may have detected a molecule called dimethyl sulfide (DMS) on the planet, and that this molecule, at least on Earth, is produced only by living things.
However, the researchers emphasize that the detection of the planet 120 light years away is "not strong enough" and more data is needed to confirm the existence of the molecule.
Researchers also detected methane gas and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the planet's atmosphere.
The detection of these gases could mean that the planet K2-18b has a water ocean.