NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope detects first signs of carbon dioxide on an exoplanet

Washington: It’s only been a few months since James Webb, the most powerful space telescope of the American space agency NASA, went into space. Recently, James Webb surprised scientists by taking another picture. For the first time, a telescope has detected traces of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet. Exoplanets are not capable of supporting life, but with the successful detection of CO2, researchers hope to make similar discoveries on rocky planets that could potentially support life.

Professor Natalie Batala of the University of California, one of the hundreds of people working on the web project, said in a tweet: ‘My first reaction was – fantastic, we can find atmospheres of other planets too. Exoplanet WASP-39 is a hot gas giant orbiting a star 700 light-years from Earth. The research will be published in the journal Nature in the near future.

The search doors are open on Super Earth
“For me it’s a super-Earth (planets bigger than Earth but smaller than Neptune) or the future in Earth-sized planets,” Pierre-Olivier Lagasse, an astronomer at France’s Atomic Energy Commission, told the AFP news agency. A door to research.’ NASA said in a press release that the CO2 detection will help scientists learn more about WASP-39’s origins.

The exoplanet is larger in diameter than Jupiter
The exoplanet completes one orbit around its star every four Earth days. Its mass is one-fourth that of Jupiter, but 1.3 times larger in diameter. A few days ago, scientists released a color photo of Jupiter taken by James Webb. “We didn’t expect it to be that good,” said University of California professor and astronomer Imke de Pater. NASA recently detected the sound of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster. NASA also released the sound of this black hole.

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