NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Finds Its First Planet

Newly discovered planet is a few hundred degrees hotter than Earth and completes an orbit in two days

  • NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope discovered its first planet, which sits 41 light-years away from Earth. 
  • The exoplanet, which is formally classified as LHS 475 b., is rocky and is 99 percent of Earth’s diameter. 
  • Scientists have yet to determine what the atmosphere is made of, or whether it even has one.
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