NASA's James Webb Telescope takes the most detailed look yet at the atmosphere of an exoplanet

NASA's James Webb Telescope takes the most detailed look yet at the atmosphere of an exoplanet

NASA’s most powerful space telescope has identified the molecular and chemical profile of an exoplanet’s atmosphere, in another demonstration of its ability to unveil the mysteries of the cosmos. The James Webb Telescope has been astounding space watchers since its launch earlier this year, with its powerful infrared capabilities giving scientists a window into deep space that was previously out of view. One of the capabilities afforded by its infrared sensors is to uncover the “chemical fingerprints” of distant worlds. …