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James Webb Telescope Spotted Evidence Of CO2 On Exoplanet 


NASA’s James Webb Telescope has spotted first clear evidence of Carbon Dioxide on Exoplanet. Accordingly, the new space telescope has been providing us with awe-inspiring images. Those featuring the cosmos since it went into operation this summer.

However, the James Webb Space Telescope has already unveiled parts of the universe. They had previously never been observed.

James Webb Telescope To Get Evidence Of CO2 

Scientists succeeded in getting the first clear evidence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet. Accordingly, this would be a breakthrough discovery. That will open the door to similar observations on planets more hospitable to life.

Zafar Rustamkulov has been a member of JWST Transiting Exoplanet Community Early Release Team. Accordingly, he has undertaken this investigation. He said: 

“As soon as the data appeared on my screen, the whopping carbon dioxide feature grabbed me.” 

“It was a special moment, crossing an important threshold in exoplanet sciences”.

Abilities Of James Webb Space Telescope 

After this breakthrough discovery, Journal nature has accepted its publicatio. Now, these findings, show that the telescope may therefore be able to detect and measure CO2 in the atmospheres. 

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Accordingly, the Telescope has detected about the planet, WASP-39 b. This is a gas giant a little larger than Jupiter. However, scientists first discovered it in 2011.

The previous studies have revealed the presence of water vapour, sodium, and potassium in the planet’s atmosphere.

Now, only James Webb’s superior infrared sensitivity was able to confirm beyond a doubt. That is it’s detection of the presence of carbon dioxide.

On the other hand, NASA says the results show the telescope’s ability. It can gather insights into the composition, formation, and evolution of planets across the galaxy.

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