JWST Finds CO2 in Exoplanet Atmosphere

Using JWST’s spectrograph, researchers have measured a distant exoplanet’s atmospheric composition and found carbon dioxide for the first time.

JWST can do more than just take pretty — and sometimes blobby — images. Using its spectrograph, researchers can measure the composition of distant objects. In a first-of-its-kind measurement, JWST revealed carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of the exoplanet…



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Beth Johnson

Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/planetarypan