In August, Eos looks at what the first round of observations with the James Webb Space Telescope might reveal about faraway worlds.
The curtain is about to rise on the James Webb Space Telescope. Let’s see what’s in store for its opening act.
Recent research suggests that NASA’s next-generation space telescope will be good—but not the best—at finding life-sustaining levels of oxygen in an exoplanet’s atmosphere.
The upcoming James Webb Space Telescope should be able to measure the composition of vaporizing exoplanets, giving clues about the makeup of their cores, mantles, and crusts.