January 27 , 2023
- NASA’s the James Webb Space Telescope has discovered its first new exoplanet.
- Researchers have labelled the planet as LHS 475 b.
- It is roughly the same size as Earth.
- It is located just 41 light-years away.
- The planet orbits very close to a red dwarf star and completes a full orbit in just two days.
- Exoplanets are planets that orbit other stars and are beyond our solar system.
- According to NASA, to date, more than 5,000 exoplanets have been discovered.