“It is incredibly exciting to know that everything is going to be rewritten. That is one of the best parts of being a scientist.” Laura Flagg, Cornell University
For the first time, astronomers have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to take a direct image of a planet outside our solar system.
Artistic rendition of the exoplanet TOI-1452 b, a small planet that may be entirely covered in a deep ocean. Image credit: Benoit Gougeon, Université de Montréal
An international collaboration of astronomers led by Queen’s University Belfast has discovered a new chemical signature in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet, a planet that orbits a star other than the sun.
It was the first time a total lunar eclipse was captured from a space telescope and the first time such an eclipse had been studied in ultraviolet wavelengths.