Astronomers may be wrong about Webb Space Telescope’s exoplanet measurements

Astronomers may be misinterpreting measurements of exoplanetary atmospheres from the James Webb Space Telescope, according to a new study.

The James Webb Space Telescopethe most complex space observatory ever built, captures stunning images from the farthest reaches of universe. Must also measurements of chemical compositions stars, galaxies and intriguing nebulae he sees. To interpret this data, scientists rely on complex models. But a new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that these models aren’t precise enough to capture the nuances of Webb’s observations.

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