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Webb identifies surprising carbon-rich ingredients around young star

Webb identifies surprising carbon-rich ingredients around young star

Using the joint NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) James Webb Space Telescope, a team of international scientists studied a disk of cosmic material surrounding an extremely low-mass star. The results from the investigation show the richest hydrocarbon chemistry ever observed within a protoplanetary disk, which is a disk of gas, dust, ice, and other material that surrounds a newly formed star wherein planets can form.

Published by NASASpaceflight on 06/17/2024

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