Webb discovers that rocky planets can form in more extreme environments

Published by on 12/03/2023 UTC

Using the joint NASA, European Space Agency, and Canadian Space Agency James Webb Space Telescope, a team of scientists has discovered water and other important molecules within the inner, rocky-planet-forming regions of a protoplanetary disk located around a star. However, the star itself is located in one of the most extreme environments in our galaxy — a region wherein massive stars are formed.

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