kids vids banner

James Webb telescope finds new planet

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share to Google Classroom

The James Webb telescope has discovered a new planet.

The world’s largest telescope has discovered the new object late last year. The new planet is actually an exoplanet – a planet that orbits another star.

The telescope has been making plenty of new discoveries since being launched just over a year ago, and now it can add another achievement to its list.

The new rocky planet is named LHS 475b and is located 41 light-years away in the Octans constellation. It is a small, rocky planet that’s almost exactly the same size as Earth.

It was first spotted by one of Nasa’s satellites, but it was the James Webb telescope that was able to see it and confirm its presence.

Scientists have since discovered that it is a few hundred degrees warmer than our planet. However, they are still trying to find out whether it has an atmosphere – however they are certain that it doesn’t have a thick methane atmosphere such as the one on Saturn’s moon, Titan.

Chinese Premier Li Qiang, the highest-ranking Chinese leader to visit...
Apple introduced new AI features called “Apple Intelligence” at WWDC...
College students have developed new haptic feedback for virtual reality...
A British mechanic named Dylan Phillips broke a Guinness World...

World & National News

The 56th Fieldays began at Mystery Creek on 12 June...
Consultations are now underway on proposals to restore and correct...
Kiwibank has apologized for errors that led to overcharging more...