James Webb telescope captures first direct image of an exoplanet

distant exoplanet in a field of stars
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this James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured the first image of an exoplanet or exoplanet solar system.

The telescope’s infrared observations of exoplanet HIP 65426 b were disclosed in a paper submitted Thursday (September 1st) to the preprint database. arXiv (opens in new tab). The article has not yet undergone peer review, but is discussed. and a blog post on NASA’s website (opens in new tab).

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