Webb peers at young star’s dusty disk, discovers an exoplanet, and uncovers star formation

Published by NASASpaceflight on 01/16/2023 UTC

At the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) on Jan. 11, three teams presented research that utilized the capabilities of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The first team used Webb to observe the dusty disk surrounding a young red dwarf star, the second to discover an exoplanet, and the third used the telescope’s infrared sensitivity to uncover the mysterious star formation processes in an open star cluster.

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