Atmosphere study at exoplanet from the James Webb Telescope

Atmosphere study at exoplanet from the James Webb Telescope

The US Aerospace Agency’s (NASA) James Webb Space Telescope imaged the atmosphere of an exoplanet in detail.

According to the news on NASA’s website, the atmosphere of the exoplanet “WASP-39b”, 700 light-years away, was examined thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope.

With the help of images recorded by the James Webb Telescope, the atmospheric components of the exoplanet were profiled and numerous components were detected, including sulfur dioxide.

Thus, NASA shared an unprecedented view of the atmosphere of an exoplanet.

On August 26, carbon dioxide was detected for the first time in the atmosphere of the exoplanet “WASP-39b”, located outside the Solar System.


According to the news of AA; WASP-39b, which is said to have a mass close to Saturn, is one-third the size of Jupiter.

NASA launched the world’s largest and most advanced space telescope, James Webb, into space on December 25, 2021.

The product of NASA’s collaboration with the European and Canadian space agencies, Webb is seen as the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope, which is the largest and most powerful but 31 years old, nearing the end of its working life.

*Image of the news served by Associated Press.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at