Newshub18:NASA’s telescope detected the existence of water on the another planet
NASA’s James Webb Telescope has detected signs of water on an Earth-like planet at the farthest point of our Milky Way galaxy. According to NASA on Wednesday, the location of the gaseous planet named WASP-96b is 1,150 light years away. There is also evidence of clouds and fog on Earth-like planets (exoplanets) with warm atmospheres orbiting a Sun-like star.
According to PTI, the Indian media NDTV said that the world’s most powerful and largest telescope is James Webb. It was built by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. This telescope was built in distant space, to observe the time of the formation of the galaxy at the beginning of the universe. Recently, this telescope holds the state of space 1,300 crore years ago.
According to a statement from NASA, WASP-96b as a planet has been observed in detail with this telescope so far. The unprecedented ability of this telescope to analyze the atmosphere of a distant Earth-like planet was noted. More than 5,000 planets have been identified so far in our Milky Way galaxy.
NASA’s statement said, ‘This planet, located in the southern sky constellation Phoenix, has no direct resemblance to any of the planets in our solar system. It has less than half the mass of our planet Jupiter and 1.2 times the diameter. It is more bloated than any planet in our solar system. The current temperature is over 538 degrees Celsius, which is relatively high.
According to NASA data, WASP-96b orbits very close to its Sun-like star. Earth orbits the star every three and a half days. The planet’s large size, short orbital period, puffy atmosphere, and lack of interference from contaminating light make its atmosphere ideal for observation.
The atmospheres of numerous planets have been analyzed over two decades using the Hubble telescope. In 2013, the clear existence of water was also reported. However, more detailed observations from the James Webb Telescope will make important progress in identifying potentially habitable planets beyond Earth, NASA believes