The James Webb Space Telescope spotted an intriguing carbon molecule in a planet-forming disk

The James Webb Space Telescope spotted an intriguing carbon molecule in a planet-forming disk

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has detected a carbon molecule thought to be a cornerstone of interstellar chemistry in a planet-forming disk of gas and dust around a young star, a recent study reports. JWST found the carbon compound methyl cation (CH3+) in a protoplanetary disk system called d203-506, which is about 1,350 light-years … Read more

Webb makes the first discovery of the important carbon molecule in a planet-forming disc

Webb makes the first discovery of the important carbon molecule in a planet-forming disc

Science and Exploration 26/06/2023 18329 views 90 like An international team of scientists used data collected by the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope to detect a molecule [1] known as methyl cation (CH3+) for the first time, found in the protoplanetary disc surrounding a young star. They accomplished this work through a cross-disciplinary expert review, … Read more