Nov. 24, 2022

The Crazy Shapes of Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope's Recent Discoveries

The Crazy Shapes of Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope's Recent Discoveries

The James Webb Space Telescope has analyzed the atmosphere of an exoplanet and found astonishing new evidence of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. In this episode, you will learn:
1. The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered new...


The James Webb Space Telescope has analyzed the atmosphere of an exoplanet and found astonishing new evidence of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. In this episode, you will learn:
1. The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered new atmospheric compositions on the exoplanet Wasp-39b, including sulfur dioxide, potassium, and carbon monoxide.
2. The shape of our galaxy may be more complicated than previously thought, with a halo of stars and other objects surrounding the disk of stars.
3. The Gaia spacecraft has measured the positions and motions of stars with unprecedented accuracy, providing new insights into the structure of our galaxy.

"The latest results, though, they were pretty impressive, what we've heard so far. But the ones that we're seeing now are really quite staggering because the Webb using its infrared equipment in a way that lets you investigate the atmosphere of this planet as it passes in front of its parent

I'm joined by Professor Fred Watson on Space Nuts, where we talk astronomy, space science, and how to solve some of your pet problems. We're discussing a new discovery by the James Webb Space Telescope which analyzed the atmosphere of an exoplanet and found some astonishing results. We're also looking at the true shape of our galaxy, which turns out to be more like a football than a sphere. And with the World Cup on, I thought we would have been no, not at all. We're going to answer questions about Jodrell bank and surprise, surprise, dark matter and black holes all coming up on the very next edition, this one of Space Nuts
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