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An international team of researchers led by the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to study the exoplanet VHS 1256 b, which is about 40 light-years from Earth, and found one of the most diverse exoplanetary atmospheres to date. JWST continues to astound us with its brilliance. This study’s brief monitoring period, which was employed to evaluate the VHS 1256 b, was among its most noteworthy features.HD 1256 b, a star around 40 light-years from Earth, with its swirling clouds as depicted by an artist. (Credit: STScI, NASA, ESA, CSA, and Joseph Olmsted for the image).Dr. Beth Biller, a professor in the Department of Astronomy, said: “There’s a large return on a very tiny amount of telescope time.”

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