There are potentially hundreds of billions of exoplanets in the Milky Way and many of them are likely to have conditions suitable for life.

Astronomers may be getting Webb Space Telescope exoplanet measurements wrong

Astronomers may be interpreting James Webb Space Telescope’s measurements of exoplanet atmospheres wrong, a new study suggests.

Tea James Webb Space Telescopethe most complex space observatory ever built, captures stunning images of the most distant reaches of the universe. It also takes measurements of the chemical compositions of the intriguing stars, galaxies and nebulas it sees. To interpret this data, scientists rely on complex models. But a new study by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), found that these models are not accurate enough to capture the nuances of Webb’s observations.

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