Aug 27, 2022

Webb Telescope finds carbon dioxide in a hot Jupiter atmosphere — and it could aid the search for alien life

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While the planet is too large and hot for life, it could help us study more Earth-like exoplanets.

WASP-39b, a distant gas giant “hot Jupiter,” shows signs of water vapor and carbon dioxide, helping Webb scientists hone in on how to find them on smaller planets.

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