Saturday, July 20, 2024

The James Webb Space Telescope is spying hot, gritty clouds on an exoplanet with two suns


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has made another startling discovery.

The leading observatory stared straight into the giant’s atmosphere exoplanet With two suns (like Tatooine from “Star Wars”) known as VHS 1256 b (Opens in a new tab) —and they found a wandering world with turbulent clouds made of silicate, sand-like here on Earth, announced in a recent article in Astrophysical Journal Letters (Opens in a new tab).