February 26, 2024

James Webb Space Telescope finds water and methane in the atmosphere of a ‘hot Jupiter’

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has detected methane and water vapor in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-like world located about 163 light-years away.

Astronomers made the discovery using this powerful infrared space telescope to observe the extrasolar planet or “exoplanet” WASP-80 b passes the face of its red dwarf star, which it orbits approximately once every 3 Earth days.

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