Webb’s study of the planet-forming disk points to future exoplanet discoveries

The James Webb Space Telescope has peered for the first time into a planet-forming disk of dust surrounding a nearby star, a development that promises to redouble the search for exoplanets.

using James Webb Space Telescopenear infrared camera (nirkam), a team of astronomers led by Kellen Lawson, a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has been observing the ocean red dwarf known star AU Microscope or AU Mic.

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