Webb Space Telescope Finds Its First Exoplanet

An artist’s impression of the exoplanet, LHS 475 b, and the star it orbits.Illustration: NASA, ESA, CSA, L. Hustak (STScI)

The incredibly powerful Webb Space Telescope–which has fed us dazzling images of the cosmos since July–has officially found its first exoplanet, a world that is approximately the same size as Earth.

 

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