James Webb telescope: New knowledge on WASP-39b is a ‘recreation changer,’ scientists say

Join CNN’s Marvel Principle science e-newsletter. Discover the universe with information on fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and extra. CNN  —  The James Webb House Telescope has captured an in depth molecular and chemical portrait of a faraway planet’s skies, scoring one other first for the exoplanet science neighborhood. WASP-39b, in any other case often known … Read more

Webb telescope makes one other discovery on faraway exoplanet

Join CNN’s Marvel Principle science e-newsletter. Discover the universe with information on fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and extra. CNN  —  The James Webb Area Telescope has captured an in depth molecular and chemical portrait of a faraway planet’s skies, scoring one other first for the exoplanet science group. WASP-39b, in any other case often called … Read more

Why This Puzzling New Image Of Jupiter Could Help Us Life Beyond Earth

The Keck Planet Finder achieved first light on November 9, 2022 after capturing a spectrum of … [+] Jupiter. W. M. Keck Observatory/Caltech/KPF Team A strange new image of the giant planet Jupiter was published today that will, say scientists, help them identify Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. The odd image from the W. M. … Read more

Heaviset element ever found in atmosphere of exoplanets

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Astronomers have spotted an unexpected chemical element high within the atmosphere of two sizzling exoplanets where liquid iron and gems rain down from the skies. The two exoplanets, which orbit separate stars beyond … Read more

Planets Beyond our Solar System

The discovery: LP 890-9 c, a “super-Earth” in the habitable zone of its star. Key facts: The planet, likely rocky but 40% larger than Earth, came to light during follow-up observations of its sister planet, LP 890-9 b. Both fall into the super-Earth category – exoplanets, or planets around other stars, that are up to … Read more

The real Waterworld? Scientists discover an ‘ocean planet’ 100 light-years from Earth

Scientists have discovered an ‘ocean planet’ that bears an uncanny resemblance to Kevin Costner’s 1995 post-apocalyptic action film Waterworld. They said the world – located 100 light-years from Earth – is completely covered by a thick layer of water, similar to some of Jupiter’s and Saturn’s moons. It is slightly greater in size and mass than Earth and … Read more