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In the background: a black surface with isolated bright small dots representing stars.
In the foreground: the left half of the image consists of a grey sphere with various shades and stripes, illuminated from a distance by a yellow light source.

Scientists find the youngest super-Jovian exoplanet yet for which they measure both mass and size more

A bright round disc in the background illuminates part of a sphere in the foreground. It has stripes that suggest clouds.

Observations of the exoplanet WASP-39b with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have yielded a wealth of information about the planet’s atmosphere – a whole new level of observational data, and a… more

Composition of several individual images. Background: many bright stars and dark clouds; foreground image 1: section with bright star in the centre and other less bright stars around it; foreground image 2: a thin, white ellipse against a black background and a bright dot is on the ellipse; foreground image 3: a dark, almost circular object surrounded by a distorted bright ring.

The finding promises numerous similar discoveries more

A bright round disc in the background illuminates part of a sphere in the foreground. It has stripes that suggest clouds.

Webb ushers in a new era of exoplanet science with the first unequivocal detection of carbon dioxide in a planetary atmosphere outside our solar system. more

The Universe in a new dimension

Astronomical objects appear in unprecedented detail in the first images from the James Webb Telescope more

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