MIT Warns: Astronomers Risk Misinterpreting Planetary Signals in Webb Space Telescope Data

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is revealing the universe with breathtaking, unprecedented clarity. It will turn it razor-sharp eye on some of the 5,000 exoplanets that have been discovered in the Milky Way. By harnessing the telescope’s light-parsing precision, astronomers are decoding the atmospheres surrounding some of these nearby worlds. Refining current opacity models will be key to extracting details of exoplanet properties — and signs of life — in data from the powerful new telescope.Read Long Article

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