Webb telescope finds planet bigger than Jupiter outside Solar System

Webb telescope finds planet bigger than Jupiter outside Solar System

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Category : Science and Tech Published on: September 05 2022

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  • The James Webb Space Telescope has now captured its first direct picture of an exoplanet situated about 385 light-years away from Earth. 
  • This exoplanet (a planet outside our solar system) is a gas giant about six to 12 times bigger than the mass of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.
  • The planet is called HIP 65426 b and is about 15 to 20 million years old. It's a rather young planet when compared to Earth that is 4.5 billion-years-old.
  • James Webb Space Telescope was able to capture the exoplanet in four different bands of infrared light that is invisible to the human eye.
  • Webb was able to capture the images because this exoplanet is about 100 times farther from its central star than Earth is from the Sun.
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